A 13-year-old boy Suwan, a resident of Boloor, drowned in Mangalore City Corporation swimming pool next to Mangala Stadium Friday evening.

Pool Manager Ramesh Vijay said Suwan, a class 8 student of Amrita Vidyalayam, Boloor, was among 75 persons who had taken a ticket to swim between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Around 6.30 p.m., Suwan finished a round of swimming. Then he was found drowning when he reached the portion of the pool which is 10ft deep. Mr. Vijay said four lifeguards were posted at the pool and they immediately took out the boy.

A doctor, who had come for swimming, administered first aid, including mouth-to-mount resuscitation.

He was being taken to a hospital in Kutikana in an ambulance but died before the vehicle could reach the hospital, the pool manager said. The police said they have registered a case of negligence against the personnel managing the swimming pool.

Suspected DYFI men stab Dalit activist

Ashok Konchady, a Dalit activist, was stabbed in a bus, allegedly by activists of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) Friday evening near Yeyyadi.

He was returning home in Konchady when a man slashed at him. He suffered minor injury to his little finger. Mr. Ashok said the attackers were opposed to widening of a portion of Konchady-Derebail Road. Complaint has been filed against six DYFI activists.

Accident victim succumbs

A 57-year-old man succumbed Thursday night after sustaining serious injuries in an accident nearly two weeks ago near Kanachur on the outskirts of the city.

On October 13, Hassan Kunhi, a daily-wage worker residing in Natekal, was riding his moped when Imtiaz, riding a motorcycle, crashed into him, said the Konaje police. Police are on the lookout for Imtiaz.

Vehicles missing

Two vehicles were reported missing in two separate incidents in the district on Friday. Mohammad Rafiq (36), a resident of Naricombu village near Bantwal, lodged a complaint with the Bantwal Town Police claiming that the truck he parked in Pannemagalur was stolen.

Between October 14 and 18, Mr. Rafiq had parked the truck, and proceeded home. On October 18, he found the truck missing.

After a week of searching and enquiring with the financiers of the truck, he filed the missing complaint. The quoted value of the truck is Rs. 4.5 lakh.

Similarly, Mohammad Hanif, a fisherman, had parked his moped around 7.30 p.m. on October 18 in front of his friend’s aquarium in Bejai. However, when he came out around 9.30 p.m., his moped was missing. After a week of searching, he filed a case with the Urva police.

Suspected thieves arrested

Two persons were arrested in Surathkal on Friday for stealing Rs. 24,000 worth of plates and vessels kept behind a house in II Block Katipalla Thursday night.

The police said Parvati and Satya, residents of Kavoor and who have had previous theft cases against them, were arrested.

Sporting equipment stolen

Sporting equipment worth Rs. 3,500 was stolen from Government First Grade College in Uppinanagady sometime between October 11 and October 24 during Dasara holidays.

According to the complaint filed on Friday, volleyballs, nets, shotputs, throwballs, and other equipment were stolen.

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