Nidhi and NIsha Acharya (14), daughters of Umesh and Asha Acharya, of Padebettu’s Pambadebettu, had gone to school on Tuesday morning to attend the reopening function. ue to heavy rain, the SBVP school in Shri Mahalingeshwara temple premis, declared a holiday in the afternoon. After getting down from autorickshaw till Kalsanka, they proceeded on the parked bicyle on the concrete road leading towards their house in Patla. The swirling rain water was overflowing on the road and both were washed away.
Watching the children being washed away, Satish Shetty, a nearbyt resident, jumped into water to rescue them. But due to strong water flow and high water level, he managed to rescue only Nisha. The local youth immediately swung into action and the search continued till late night with the help of fire department. Only the bicycles could be recovered at the night. The search continued in the morning alongwith NDRF team pressed into service by Udupi Deputy Commissioner. The body was finally found at 8.20 am.