Nursery boy dies after falling into open water sump in school

November 15, 2017

A two-and-a-half-year-old boy died on Tuesday after falling into an open sump in his school located at Malkajgiri, Hyderabad.

According to police, the boy’s father had dropped him at the school in the morning. Later, when his mother came to give him a tiffin box, she failed to find him. “She immediately called up her husband and informed to him about it. He rushed to the school and they launched a search. After some time, they found that he had fallen in the open sump tank,” a police official said.

They rushed the nursery student to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

Investigating officer Manmath Kumar said, the victim’s father lodged a complaint with Malkajgiri police station, accusing the school management of negligence leading to the death of his son.

“It is a six-feet deep water sump and the boy drowned after falling into it. A police team visited the spot and based on the preliminary probe, negligence was found on the part of the school management and staff. Accordingly, a case of negligence under relevant sections of the IPC was registered against them,” he said

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