Two days after a 26-year-old auto-rickshaw driver from South Bengaluru was washed away along with his rickshaw in a stream off Kanakapura main road, his body was recovered on Thursday morning.
Santhosh's body was found from Vaderahalli village under the Kaggalipura police station limits, reports Bangalore Mirror. While his body was recovered, the fire and rescue personnel have not been able to locate his autorickshaw.
Santhosh was washed away in the stream late on Tuesday night. He had reportedly spent the day with his friend Vijay and two women friends. The incident occurred when Santhosh and Vijay were returning after dropping off the women at their homes, says the report.
BM quoted a police officer as saying: "Due to heavy downpour on Tuesday night, the rain water was flowing in the form of a river on the Kanakapura Road. However, Santosh continued driving and the auto got washed away in the heavy rain water near Gantakanadoddi. Both Santosh and Vijay fell in the rain water and were washed away. Vijay managed to escape by holding on to a roadside tree."
According to The Times of India, Santhosh is survived by his mother Gowramma- a daily wage labourer and a younger brother. After Vijay informed the family that Santhosh had been washed away, Gowramma registered a police complaint.
After Vijay informed the police and the locals, rescue team was pressed into search operation.