An outing at Nandi Hills in Bengaluru turned tragic for a couple from Hassan, as the woman accidentally slipped and fell to her death on Tuesday evening, as per a report in the New Indian Express.
The woman’s body was retrieved on Wednesday evening with the police saying that no foul play was suspected.
The deceased has been identified as Sunitha, wife of Kumar.
As per the police, Kumar had leave on Tuesday as it was May Day and the couple decided to visit Nandi Hills.
After reaching atop the hills by late afternoon, they had gone near the Muneshwara Temple when around 6pm, Sunitha reportedly lost balance and fell into a gorge below.
Her husband tried in vain to save her by holding her hand but she rolled on the rockface and fell to her death, the report says.
Nandi Hills authorities and police were soon informed about the incident.
Police refrained from conducting search operations on Tuesday night as it was dark.
On Wednesday morning, police along with Fire and Emergency Department officials began the search operations.
“More than 50 men along with villagers took part in the operation. A drone camera was also used to find the body. Around 5pm on Wednesday, the body was found around 350 feet below the hills. The body was recovered and was sent for postmortem,” police said.
Kumar tool fell into an adjacent gorge in the process of trying to save his wife and got stuck between boulders.
Kumar told the police that he sustained head injuries and lost consciousness and made his way back in the dark with the help of the moonlight.
“The boulders where I got stuck must be around 50ft below. On regaining consciousness, I checked my watch; it was around 10pm. I wriggled out, searched a pathway through the shrubs and spotted the hotel by its lights. Crawling slowly, I climbed back,” he told police.