Mumbai: 4-year-old dies as drunk father drops her 15-ft off bridge, falls on her
Mumbai city news: Satvi, who got drunk at the wedding, took Gauri on his shoulder while crossing a small bridge over a rivuletmumbai Updated: Jun 01, 2017 10:47 IST
Blinded by the lights of a Scorpio, a 30-year-old dropped his four-year-old daughter 15-ft off a bridge and fell on her, killing her on the spot.
The incident took place when Nilesh Satvi, his wife and daughter Gauri were returning from a wedding in Virar to their home in Kalbhol village.
Satvi, who got drunk at the wedding, took Gauri on his shoulder while crossing a small bridge over a rivulet. As the SUV driver honked, Satvi turned around, lost his balance, and the duo fell off the bridge.
SB Dhone, assistant police inspector, Virar police station, said, “Nilesh fell on Gauri breaking her skull and rib cage. She succumbed to her injuries at the spot. Satvi suffered minor injuries as Gauri cushioned his fall. He was given first aid and discharged from a government hospital.”
According to the girl’s mother, at the wedding, Satvi got into a fight with three men, who allegedly molested her. Based on her complaint, the trio was arrested.
“We have registered a case of accidental death. The woman has blamed her husband for the child’s death. She claimed he strangulated her as he was upset after the fight. We are awaiting a post-mortem report,” said another police officer.