: A total of Rs.7.2 lakhs contributed by police officials, including constables in the district, was given to B. Vennila, wife of constable Prabhu, who fell into an unused farm well and died in an attempt to nab a criminal in Bodi taluk near here on Friday.

Constable Prabhu attempted to nab T. Nagaraj as the court issued warrant against him.

Fire service personnel recovered the body from the well.

The amount was deposited as fixed deposit in Canara Bank and the deposit receipt was handed over to Ms. Vennila by Superintendent of Police Praveen Kumar Abinapu at district police office on Friday. Ms. Vennila has six-month-old male baby B. Harshavardhan.

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