Staff Correspondent

MYSORE: Somanna (25) reportedly committed suicide by jumping into a well in Kuppya village in T. Narsipur taluk in the district on Wednesday.

Somanna’s friend Kunnaiah (32), who reportedly tried to rescue him by jumping into the well after him, also drowned.

Reports reaching here said that Somanna was a fan of Kannada actor Vishnuvardhan, and reportedly jumped into the well, upset over the actor’s death. Senior police officers stated that Somanna’s family members also maintained that he was the actor’s fan. Superintendent of Police Rama Subba told The Hindu the matter was under investigation.