Hyderabad: An intermediate student and a rice mill worker from the city fell into river Musi and drowned when they went for Ganesh idol immersion on Sunday.
Narsingi inspector, G.V. Ramana Goud, said Nimbavath Suresh, a resident of Ghode ki Khabar in Goshamahal had asked his friend Aindala Venu, 20, to accompany him to immerse the idol in the Musi in Manchirevula village. Venu, a resident of Bahadurpura, was studying intermediate second year in a private college while Suresh was working at a rice mill. The duo left on a bike to Manchirevula and performed prayers at the Veerabhadra Swamy temple. They later went to immerse the idol and accidentally fell into the river, the inspector said.
The worried family members started searching for the duo as they did not return till evening. As Suresh has been visiting the same place for immersion for years, his family searched that area and informed the police after they found his bike.
“With the help of professional swimmers from the Fire and Disaster Management Department, the bodies were fished out. The bodies were handed over to the respective families after an autopsy at Osmania General Hospital and a case of suspicious death has been registered,” said the inspector....