Kasargod: A 12-year-old boy, who had climbed the gooseberry tree died falling into the well, which was located right under the tree, on Sunday, December 8, at Mookad of Pallikere here.
The deceased boy is Abhijit (12) son of Chandran. The boy had climbed the tree to pluck gooseberries, but the branch of the tree cut off and fell into the well, along with the boy.
The efforts of the locals as well as the firefighters who lifted Abhijit out went in vain as he had turned numb by the time he was rushed to the hospital.
The body was later taken to Kasargod District Hospital for postmortem, after which his body was handed over to the family.
A case has been registered in the Hosadurga police station.