Daijiworld Media Network - Bantwal (SP)
Bantwal, Sep 15: A woman who came to a private farm in Adyanadka, Vittal in the taluk, fell into a pond located inside the farm at around 5.45 pm on Tuesday September 14. She was brought to a private hospital in Mangaluru after initially referring her to Vittal community health centre. The doctors upon examination found that she was no more.
The lady doctor who suffered serious injuries due to the accidental fall has been identified as Maizy Fernandes (32) from Mangaluru. It is said that she had visited the farm two days ago and ventured near the pond area all alone. As she did not return even after considerable time, a search was launched inside the pond and she was brought out from the depths of the water and hospitalised.
Vittal police inspector Nagaraj H E, led a team which conducted scrutiny of the spot. On the basis of a complaint filed by Trista Fernandes from Prashanth Nagar, Mangaluru, the police have registered a first investigation report and begun investigation. The complainant has said that this was an accidental fall and there is no suspicion of any foul play in this death.
It is said that Maizy, who was not a practising doctor, but had immense interest in agriculture, had visited the said farm a few days back too in order to undertake research in agriculture. She returned home for three days after which she returned to the farm and was staying here from September 12 onwards.
It is believed that the lady would have kept her clothes and footwear on the edge of the pond before going into the pond for fun. She drowned on this occasion. As she did not return for long, some students who were learning to swim, who had noticed that she was going towards the pond, searched for her inside the pond and found her.
This pond was built to attract tourists. Adventure sports are sometimes organised in this pond and senior officials of the government departments visit the farm and stay there for rest and recuperation. It is said that a boy had recently drowned in this pond.
It may be recalled, Maizy was one of the contestants at Miss Daijiworld beauty pageant held in 2016.