Bantwal: A youth ended his life by jumping into the Netravati River from the Panemangaluru bridge on Thursday.
The deceased has been identified as Praveen (38), a resident of Goltamajalu village near Netla.
It is said that Praveen, who worked as a mechanic, was suffering from mental health issues for some time. On Thursday, he arrived at the bridge on a bike and jumped into the river.
On learning that a youth had jumped into the river a search and rescue operation, involving local expert divers, police and the Bantwal Fire Brigade. The dead body was recovered in the evening.
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According to the police complaint, Praveen had attempted to take his life earlier too.
A case has been registered at the Bantwal Town police station.
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