Body of missing youth found

The body of a youth, who went missing during heavy rains last week, was found in a stream near Bhadra Estate near Bastihalla in Koppa taluk on Thursday. Ashok, 21, of Keremane Hadlu went missing on July 10 while he was going on a bike to his relative’s place near Hullumane Bridge on Sringeri-Horanadu Road.

The local people were searching for his body for the past four days.

T.S. Bhaskar, an expert diver, from Balehole in Mudigere taluk, had joined the local people in their efforts. They found the body on Thursday afternoon.

The day after the youth went missing, the local police and the Fire and Emergency Services conducted a search and found his bike in the stream. Ashok’s parents are landless agriculture labourers. “My son Ashok was also working as an agriculture labourer to support the family,” his father, Girish, told
The Hindu
.

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