A 24-year-old devotee of Sri Yoga Narasimhar Temple in Sholinghur drowned in the temple tank in the early hours of Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Mouneesh of Kudamaloor in Kerala. Mouneesh, his elder brother Sudeendra and a friend Prateep had come to the temple by car. After reaching Sholinghur, the trio went to take a bath in the tank. Mouneesh, who did not know swimming, drowned in the tank despite attempts by his brother and friend to save him. The incident took place around 6.30 am, said the police.
Fire service personnel retrieved the body that was sent to the Government Hospital in Sholinghur for post-mortem. The Sholinghur police registered a case.