Three boys who had gone swimming in a well at Vasai drowned on Thursday evening. Vinod Bithkule, 12, Kishore Kumar, 11, and Akash Hoshmani, 9, lived in Sarvamanagal Society at Jairaj Nagar. The well, which is covered with filth and plastic waste, is more than 50 years old, said the police.
Around 6pm, a woman found the boys’ clothes lying near the pond, but could not see anyone around.
She enquired with the nearby slumdwellers if any of their children had gone for a swim.
“After an hour of enquiring around, finally the father of one of the boys identified his clothes. The fire brigade was subsequently informed,” said Chandrakant Jadhav, police inspector of Manikpur police station.
Firemen fished out the three bodies by late evening.
The Manikpur police have registered a case of accidental death.