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Three-year-old boy dies in Mumbai, cops find probe difficult as only eyewitness is a toddler

Mohammed Arham Muneer was playing with his friends at a neighbour’s house at Charbi Chawl in Sewri on Friday, when he suddenly fell and slit his throat, leading to his death. His playmates were five and two years old.

mumbai Updated: Aug 15, 2017 00:53 IST
Megha Sood
Megha Sood
Hindustan Times
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According to Arham’s father, an electronic engineer, his neighbour’s wife was in the bathroom when she heard her kids scream.(HT)

“Arham jumped from the bed and cut his neck,” is the only statement that the RAK Marg police has from the five-year-old child who saw his friend die. Officers are finding it difficult to investigate the three -year-old’s death in Sewri as their only eyewitness is a toddler.

Mohammed Arham Muneer was playing with his friends at a neighbour’s house at Charbi Chawl in Sewri on Friday, when he suddenly fell and slit his throat, leading to his death. His playmates were five and two years old.

According to Arham’s father, an electronic engineer, his neighbour’s wife was in the bathroom when she heard her kids scream. She rushed out to find Arham on the floor with his throat slit. She wrapped him in a bedsheet and rushed to call his mother. The women took the kid to the doctor who declared him dead. Two hours after the incident, the RAK Marg police received a call from local residents, reached the spot and sent Arham’s body for post-mortem. The autopsy revealed that his wind and food pipes were ruptured due to a 3 inch-deep cut in his throat.

Bhagwat Bansod, senior inspector at RAK Marg police station, said when they entered the room, they saw a broken study table. “The corner of the table had blood stains on it but there was no blood on the ground and the bed,” he said.

Although Arham’s father suspects no foul play, the RAK Marg police are investigating the incident. “We have registered a case of accidental death but investigations are on,” added Bansod.

He further said that the only eyewitness in the case was a five-year-old who is in a state of shock. “We are trying to talk to the kid but don’t want to scare him. We will wait for a few days and gain his confidence,” Bansod said.

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 00:53 IST