4-year-old survives fall from 10th floor in Kharghar
A four-year-old girl miraculously survived a fall from the 10th floor of a building in Kharghar on June 11 when she landed on a lily bush in a garden located on the first floor.Updated: Jul 03, 2012 01:20 IST
A four-year-old girl miraculously survived a fall from the 10th floor of a building in Kharghar on June 11 when she landed on a lily bush in a garden located on the first floor.
Surprisingly, her parents took two weeks to make a written complaint about the incident, and the police learnt about it only on Monday after being informed by the hospital.
The girl, Aparajita Yadav (Pari), fell from a crèche run by a person named Kirti Sharma, located at Monarch Arcade building, Sector 19, Kharghar. The Yadavs live in the same building on the ninth floor.
According to the Aparajita’s mother Suman: “I had left Pari in the crèche on June 1. Her timings were from 8.30am to 5pm. When I returned from work on June 11, I saw Kirti rushing to hospital with my child. She informed me that Pari had fallen from her balcony and had landed on the first floor garden of the building on a lily bush which cushioned her fall. She fell from an opening in the balcony that had not been covered.”
The child was rushed to MGM hospital in Vashi, where she was declared out of danger. However, Aparajita, who earlier suffered from partial vision loss, lost vision in one eye completely. Her leg was badly damaged as well and she has now been fitted with a rod.
Said Kirti Sharma: “Pari had not slept that afternoon and was playing with another child. She passed urine and hence I went looking for other clothes. When I came back, she wasn’t there. Since the balcony door was open, I checked there and saw that she had fallen down. Suman had asked me to cover the opening in the balcony, between the window pane and the lower boundary. I was planning to do it soon. However, this was an accident and nothing more than that. We offered financial help to the Yadavs but they did not accept it.”
The police learnt about the incident only on Monday. Said Ashok Satpute, police inspector, Kharghar: “The parents filed a written complaint on June 23 but did not meet any senior police official. We learnt about it today on being informed by the hospital,” adding, “We will investigate the matter and register a case of negligence, if anyone is found guilty.”
When asked why the police had not been informed earlier Suman said: “We did file a complaint on June 23 after getting over the shock. The police personnel present told us that since the child had survived it was not a big issue.”
Suman added: “My Pari survived but others may not be this fortunate. The police should investigate the matter seriously and take strict action.”
The Yadavs left for Hyderabad on Monday for further treatment of the child.