BENGALURU: An 18-year-old boy drowned in a quarry pit even as his friend was taking a video of him. The incident occurred in Kada Agrahara near Avalahalli on the outskirts of the city on Sunday.
The deceased is Mohammad Farhan, a resident of Bharathinagar who was studying SSLC in a private school in Shivajinagar.
He had gone to the pit with his friends Ahad and Jilal. While Farhan and Ahad entered the pit, Jilal was taking their video on his phone. Farhan, however, did not know how to swim.
Ahad and Jilal alerted passersby who informed the fire and emergency personnel. An operation to fish out Farhan’s body did not yield results on Sunday and was called off. His body was fished out on Monday morning and sent for autopsy.
BMTC owns the land with the 60-foot-deep quarry pit. Recently, two boys were rescued when they were about to drown. A case of negligence has been booked against BMTC officials.
Auto Driver Nabbed for Molestation
HAL police said on Monday that they have arrested an auto driver for allegedly trying to molest a homeopathy doctor in Bengaluru South.
The accused is Manikanta (25), a resident of Yamalur. Police officials said he tried to molest the doctor on September 12. The victim jumped out of the auto when the driver took a different route. The doctor alleged that as she was trying to flee, the driver chased her and even tried to assault her.
The accused was absconding after the incident.