BENGALURU: There was a sigh of relief among fisherman after the bodies of the two actors and a local were fished out of the Thippagondanahalli reservoir. The fisherman, who eke out a living by fishing in the polluted waters of the reservoir, had to suspend their fishing activity from Monday till all the bodies were fished out on Thursday.
Standing on the banks of the lake, littered with hundreds of plastic bottles and other leftovers by hundreds of people who had gathered there, the fishermen explained how their livelihood was affected by the tragedy.
One of them said that they were happy that the bodies were finally found. “The whole drowning incident was tragic. However, as soon as the drowning occurred, we were restricted from fishing in the waters. The restriction will stay for the next three days, which will be a minor problem for us,” he said.
About 15-20 fishermen had participated in the search operation that lasted almost three days. Another fishermen Shiraaz (name changed) said, “By helping in searching for the bodies, we bring some relief to the family members who have lost their kin.”