In a case of utter misfortune, the Vontimitta forest lake in Andhra Pradesh was filled with dead bodies, after five people were found in the water body. The deceased are believed to have drowned in the lake, after which they succumbed and died a horrific death. The victims belong to the native village, which falls under the Kariyakovil limits in Salem district of Tamil Nadu. A case has been registered and the bodies recovered have been kept in the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Science in Andhra Pradesh, to conduct an autopsy.
The bodies found, have been identified as :
1) *Murugesan* (42)
S/o Chinnathambi, Adiyanur, Kirankadu, Karumandurai (ST)
Wife – Unnamalai (35)
i) Palaniammal (22) W/o Palanisamy,
ii) Meen (20) W/o Suresh,
iiii) Roja (19) Unmarried.
2) *Jayaraj* (25) S/o Chinnaiyan, Pillaiyar Koil street, Kirankadu, Karumandurai (ST)
Wife: Kariya (22)
i) Vanitha (3)
ii) Dinesh (5 months)
3) *Murugesan* (42) S/o Annamalai, Arasamaram Street, Kirankadu Karumandurai (ST)
Wife: Palaniammal (37)
i) Manikandan (23)
4) *Karuppannan* (23) S/o Ponnusamy, Keelvarai, Karumandurai (ST – Unmarried)
Mother : Parvathi (40)
i) Selvi (27) W/o Raja,
ii) Mani (25) W/o Murugesan.
5) *Chinnapaiyan* (45) S/o Andi, Mettu Street, Kirankadu, Karumandurai (ST )
Wife : Kannammal (35)
i) Santhosh (07)
ii) Sathish (05)
iii) Sivanesan (03)