A 13-year-old boy drowned in a lake near Mandakalli on Friday evening. The incident came to light on Saturday morning when some residents alerted the police after spotting the body.
The boy has been identified as Pinto, a student of Nataraja School in Agrahara. According to the police, Pinto and 10 other students of the school had gone for swimming in Undbatti Lake near Mandakalli. The boys left the school after the Saraswathi Puja as a holiday was declared after the puja.
The boys entered the lake in the evening and Pinto drowned in strong water currents. The other students panicked and returned home but did not inform their parents about the incident. After frantically searching for their son, Pinto’s parents had lodged a missing person complaint at the K R police station on Friday evening.
On Saturday morning, Pinto’s body was found floating in the lake by some residents who alerted the Mysuru South police. Inspector Ravi Kumar visited the spot and has registered the case. According to Lingamma, a local woman, she had witnessed the boys running away from the lake after the incident.