The selfie mania claimed the lives three interns who had a bright future as medical doctors. The five house surgeons Sruthi and Jeevan of Bangaluru, Gautham Patel, Sindhu of Mysuru and Girish of Tumkur got into the Viswesrayya canal of Mandya Taluq to take selfies. While they were on the job in the waters, suddenly the flow increased. While Sruthi, Jeevan and Girish were drowned, Gautham Patel and Sindhu were rescued and were being treated at Wims hospital.
The five interns were working at the government primary health centre in Keregowda. As their training was nearing completion, they wanted to take selfies in the waters of Visweswarayya canal. Tragedy struck them as they did not expect the sudden swelling of the waters.