TIRUCHY: A newlywed woman’s body was retrieved from the Upper Anaicut on Friday. She was missing for a couple of days after she attempted to save her husband who accidentally fell into the waters while taking a bath.
According to police, Ansar Ali (28) of Pallappatti near Aravakkuruchi in Karur district came to the tourist spot at the Upper Anaicut along with his wife Jannath Fathima (25), relative Thajudeen, his wife Sajitha Banu and their six-year-old daughter Shimin Naaz on Tuesday evening. Ansar Ali and Jannath Fathima were married for barely a month.
When the couple and their relatives reached Mukkombu on June 10, Thajudeen and his wife left for Tiruchy leaving their six-year-old daughter with them. While Ansar Ali was taking a bath at the spot exactly where Kollidam separates from the river Cauvery, he was caught in the undercurrent and was dragged into the water.
On seeing him drowning, Fathima jumped into his rescue. The little girl who was witnessing the scene sensed something was wrong and started screaming for help.
On hearing her cries, a few locals rushed to rescue Ansar Ali. However, they could not trace Fathima who was washed away by the time.
On receiving the information, Fire and Rescue Service personnel from Tiruchy tried to locate Fathima. Since the spot was very deep with rocky surfaces, they could not locate her for two consecutive days.
Meanwhile, as per the instruction of Syed Mohamed Sha, District Fire Officer, an additional number of divers and personnel were pressed into action.
Finally, Jannath Fathima’s body was found under deep water caught between the rock surfaces, about 50 metres from where they had taken a bath.
Police then sent the body to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital in Tiruchy for autopsy.
Ansar Ali has been undergoing treatment in the same hospital. Jeeyapuram police registered a case and are investigating.