A 28-year-old software engineer, who came from Hyderabad to attend a party to celebrate his friend’s wedding, died when he fell into a storm-water drain in an inebriated state while cycling near Blue Moon View resort on Kanakapura Main Road early on Saturday.

Binayaka Patra, a native of Orissa, was working as a software engineer with Mahindra Satyam in Hyderabad. After partying till 1 a.m., he borrowed a cycle from the resort. While attempting to cross a bridge across the storm-water drain, he fell into it along with the cycle. He sustained severe head injuries and died on the spot.

His friends who went in search of him found him in the drain and rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.

The Talaghattapura police said Patra came to city to attend his friend Rajesh Rana’s wedding.

Mr. Rana got married on Thursday at the Sub-registrar’s Office in BTM Layout and threw a party for his friends on Friday night at the resort.