Kasargod: Body of 15-year-old Puttur Girl Found at Manjeshwar
Daijiworld Media Network – Kasargod (VM)
Kasargod, Sep 4: The body of a girl from Puttur, who had allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the Panemangalore bridge near Mangalore on August 27, was found at Manjeshwar shore on Monday September 3 evening.
The deceased has been identified as Sonali Patel, daughter of Ashwin and Alfa Patel of Mohan Compound, Krishnanagar, Puttur. She was a class 10 student at Sudan school in Puttur.
It is learnt that on August 27 Sonali had jumped from Panemangalore old bridge in Bantwal. On the day of the incident, as tide was high, rescue efforts by the fire personnel and the locals failed to locate the body.
On Monday evening, more than a week after the incident, the body was washed ashore at Manjeshwar. The locals spotted the body which was in a decomposed state and informed Manjeshwar police.
The body was taken to Mangalpady health center for post-mortem and later handed over to the family member who recognized it.
Sonali and her siblings Pragati and Sujal used to come back from school together by auto rickshaw. All of the were studying in the same school at Nehru Nagar in Puttur. Sources said that on August 27 she refused to go home by auto and informed that she has to go to Mangala store.
However, Sonali went to Panemangalore bridge from where she jumped. It is said that Sonali was poor in Mathematics and for this reason the teacher had warned her. Dejected at this, Sonali may have taken the extreme step, sources said.
The family originally hails from Gujarat and has been residing in Puttur for the past ten years.