Mysuru, June 4:- A senior scientist of the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) of Mysuru was washed away at Chunchanakatte falls of K R Nagar taluk. Though a warning bell about the increase in water level at the falls was ringing, he was standing in water along with his family when the mishap took place.
Somashekhar (40), who hails from Haryana, had been to Chunchanakatte falls on Sunday along with his family. He had got into the water to get his photo clicked. Just then the gates of Graphite Hydroelectricity Plant, was closed, which resulted in the increase in the flow of water to the falls. Somashekhar was washed away by the swirling water. Scientist’s dead body was recovered on Monday. K R Nagar police have registered a complaint. (MR/KS).