A 14-year-old girl died after a canoe she was paddling in Lake Flato, west of Bangalore, was overturned on Tuesday.
The girl’s father, Kavita, had taken her out to the lake to look for food for the day and then the canoe overturned, according to a statement by the police.
The girl and her mother, Manikandan, were travelling on a bicycle when they fell into the lake.
They were taken to a nearby hospital but they died.
“We are devastated by this incident.
We hope that the police will investigate the matter and the girl’s death will not happen again,” said Manikanda.
Police said the girl, who was on her way to school in a small village near the lake, was an “extraordinarily kind” girl and a good student.
She had gone out to a pond to look at a waterfall for a few minutes before she fell into a pool of water, according the statement.