Bengaluru man found dead in a well near Mangaluru

Source: PTI | Published on 5th December 2022, 7:00 PM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru: A 36-year-old man was found dead in a well near Thokkottu in Ullal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district on Sunday, 4 December, police sources said.

The deceased has been identified as AS Mahantesh. He hailed from Arasikere in Hassan district and was living in Bengaluru.

He had travelled from Bengaluru to Thokkottu on 30 November and stayed at a lodge at Kapikad adjacent to the NH 66. The same night he went out of the lodge but did not return.

On the 1 December evening, the room boy knocked on the doors of Mahantesh’s room as it was his check-out date.

As there was no response, the room was opened and the man was not inside. The lodge authorities filed a complaint at the Ullal police station.

The man’s sister from Bengaluru had earlier lodged a missing complaint with the police.

Meanwhile, a decomposed body was found in a well behind a nearby house. A housemaid who peeped into the well after getting a foul smell found the body and it was later identified as that of Mahantesh.

Police and fire service personnel took out the body from the well. The reason for the death has not been ascertained.

Ullal police have registered a case and an investigation is on, sources said.

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