The nine-year-old boy, who got stuck in the swimming pool of a high-rise residential society in Noida, died in a Delhi hospital on Thursday night.
Aditya Wardhan got trapped in the swimming pool of Mahagun Moderne society at Sector 78 while playing on June 29. Residents said his hand got stuck in a vent at the bottom of the pool that is meant to circulate water.
They alleged the lifeguards did not notice him for over five to six minutes.
He was rushed to Noida’s Fortis Hospital in a critical condition and then shifted to Sir Gangaram Hospital in Delhi on June 30 through a green corridor. He was on ventilator support.
“The Rajender Nagar police station of Delhi informed us about the death of Aditya at Gangaram hospital last night. He was declared dead at about 11pm Thursday. We are waiting for his family to return. Legal action will be initiated against the culprits once we record the statements of the parents of deceased,” Dinesh Yadav, officer in charge of Sector 49 police station, said.
Residents expressed displeasure over police’s inaction and demanded strict action against the builder.
“It is the fault of the builder. They failed to provide basic safety at the swimming pool. At the condolence meeting, we will decide how to take up this matter to the highest authority,” RK Garg, a resident of Mahagun Moderne, said.