ONGOLE; Kata Mallikarjuna, a 23-year old engineering graduate from Katavaripalem in Kondapi mandal of Prakasam district died in a boat accident in Duisberg, Germany on Sunday 11 p.m. Indian Stanadard Time.
When his family received news at 4 a.m. on Monday, they were devastated and are trying to contact the Duisberg authorities to get more details.
Mallikarjuna went to Germany to pursue MTech in Duisburg University two months ago. According to family members, as it was Sunday, Mallikarjuna along with his friends went for boating in a lake in Duisburg.
When the boat flipped over, he fell in the water and was reported got drowned while trying to save one of his friends.
Mallikarjuna is third child of K Venkateswarlu, a farmer and ration shop dealers in Katavaripallem village. When contacted, family members said, the boy good student and had pursued hi intermediate in NRI college Guntur and did his BTech in Lakireddy Bali Reddy Engineering College in Krishna district.
The body of Mallikarjuna is expected to arrive to his native village in two days time, family members said.