HUBBALLI: In a heart-wrenching incident, an eight year old girl was washed away in an overflowing stream after she slipped and fell into it in Ganjigatti village of Kalaghatagi taluk in Dharwad district following incessant rain.
The deceased has been identified as Shridevi Hanumanthappa Ganiger (8).
The incident occurred when Shridevi was returning home along with her mother. She got drifted with the force of the stream.
A team of NDRF and Fire and Emergency Services is searching for the body. Kalaghatagi tahsildar Ashok Shiggavi is monitoring the operation.
Dharwad Deputy Commissioner Nitesh Patil visited the village and consoled the parents.