The Ganapati Visarjan festivities in Gulbarga district here turned out to be a watery grave for Mallikarjun, an employee of a private firm.
Initially, the cops fished out his body thinking that he had drowned during the immersion. But, a mobile footage, which captured the whole scene, shows how Mallikarjun was drowned to death by a group of three to four men. Unfortunately, the incident took place in front of thousands of people who were present at the pond, but were unknown about the murder being carried out.
Meanwhile, the Gulbarga Police have initiated a probe into the matter and lodged an FIR against unknown people.
The motive behind the crime is not known yet.