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Mumbai: 5-year-old boy drowns in pit dug up to construct public toilet

A five-year-old boy drowned after falling into a water-filled pit dug up on the direction of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for construction of a public toilet at a slum in suburban Kurla on Thursday.

india Updated: Dec 01, 2016 23:58 IST
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The boy drowned after falling into a pit dug up by the BMC.(Representative image)

A five-year-old boy drowned after falling into a water-filled pit dug up on the direction of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for construction of a public toilet at a slum in suburban Kurla on Thursday, police said.

The incident took place around 11am. Mohammed Ali Rashid Ahmad accidentally fell into the few-feet deep pit filled with water at Hanuman Nagar slum, police said.

According to police, he was trying to catch a fish in the water when the incident happened.

“Ahmad was taken to Rajawadi hospital, where he was declared dead,” police said.

The pit was dug up by a private contractor -- MSB Narayan Associates, Engineers and Constructions -- for the BMC.

Nehrunagar Police has booked project engineer Tushar Gholap (33) and site supervisor Shivam Bind from the private contractor firm in this connection.

Further investigation is on.

First Published: Dec 01, 2016 23:57 IST