Three-year-old boy drowns in water tank in Mumbai
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Three-year-old boy drowns in water tank in Mumbai

Police arrest resident of Kandivli society, who allegedly left tank’s lid open

mumbai Updated: Jan 15, 2018 23:23 IST
Farhan Shaikh
Farhan Shaikh
Hindustan Times
Pranav Waze’s body was found two hours after he went missing.(Representational pic)

A three-year-old boy died after drowning in a water tank at a residential society in Kandivli (West) on Saturday. The Charkop police have arrested one person following the incident.

The incident took place around 10pm at Rameshwar Society located in sector 1 at Charkop. The boy, Pranav Waze, was playing in the colony when he ventured near the water tank, the police said.

Pranav went missing from his home around 8pm on Saturday. His mother Megha, who is a nurse, started searching for him in the colony but could not find him. After checking the houses in the colony, she finally reached the water tank and found the lid open.

“Pranav’s mother found his body two hours later. He died due to drowning,” said an officer from Charkop police station.

Megha, along with other residents, pulled the boy from the tank. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.

Officials investigating the case said there was renovation work going on at one of the residents’ house in Rameshwar Society. The society has a one plus one structure where houses are alloted by the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority.

During the probe, the police found out that the accused Sameer Pednekar, at whose house the renovation work was underway, had allegedly kept the lid of the water tank open.

Pednekar was booked under section 304(A) for causing death due to negligence. The police registered the case based on the complaint given by the boy’s mother.

First Published: Jan 15, 2018 23:23 IST