School boy drowns in lake

School boy drowns in lake

May 28, 2022

Hunsur: In a tragic incident, a 14-year-old school boy, who went for a swim at a lake after skipping school, died of drowning this morning.

Harsha (14), a ninth standard student of a Private School in Hunsur, is the deceased.

Harsha, son of Manjunath and Shailaja couple of Chilkunda in Hunsur taluk, had gone for a swim at Belthur Lake located close to Karnataka Woollen Factory on Hunsur-K.R. Nagar Road, along with his four school friends, after skipping classes this morning.

Harsha, who  was the first among the group of five students who ventured into the lake waters for a swim, drowned a few moments later, after which the rest of the students, who stood on the banks of the lake, informed the local villagers, who in turn informed the Fire and Emergency Services authorities, it is learnt.

The Fire personnel, who rushed to the lake, fished out the body of Harsha and sent it for post-mortem.

The Hunsur Police have registered a case in this regard.


Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 45 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]