Lightning kills farmer, cow

Lightning kills farmer, cow

September 8, 2017

Nanjangud: In a tragic incident, a farmer and his cow were killed, when lightning struck the tree they were standing under to take shelter from rain in Gattawadipura village in the taluk yesterday.

The deceased has been identified as Shivanna (38), son of Mahadevappa of the village and a farmer.

He leaves behind his wife Shylaja and son Naveen.

Shivanna, who had let his cow for grazing was ploughing the field when heavy rain began to lash at about 3.30 pm. Shivanna, immediately brought his cow and took shelter under a tamarind tree.

But lightning struck the tamarind tree killing Shivanna and his cow on the spot.

Tahsildar Dayanand, who visited the spot, assured Shivanna’s family of providing compensation as per Government’s order.

Kavalande Deputy Tahsildar Krishnamurthy, Kavalande SI M. Shivamadaiah, ASI Nanjundaraje Urs and others visited the spot.


Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 41 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it’s readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.


Academy News Papers Private Limited, Publishers, Star of Mysore & Mysuru Mithra, 15-C, Industrial ‘A’ Layout, Bannimantap, Mysuru-570015. Phone no. – 0821 249 6520

To advertise on Star of Mysore, email us at

Online Edition: [email protected]
Print Editon: [email protected]
For News/Press Release: [email protected]