Mysuru: Brothers, who went for a swim in Varuna Canal near Parasaiahanahundi in the taluk, were drowned in the canal yesterday.
The deceased have been identified as Keshav (14) and Yashwanth (11), sons of Chandrashekaraiah and Renuka couple of Srirampura here. While Keshav was studying in 9th standard at Jyothi School, his brother Yashwanth was studying in 5th standard at Srirampura Government Primary School.
Yesterday being Sunday, four boys from Srirampura went for a swim in Varuna Canal. Yashwanth was caught in the whirlpool. Keshav, who saw Yashwanth in trouble, jumped into the canal only to meet the watery grave along with his brother.
Mysuru Rural Police, who rushed to the spot, fished out the bodies after a two-hour-long operation and shifted them to MMC&RI mortuary.
Mysuru Rural Police, who have registered a case in this regard, are investigating.