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In freak incident, 2 Moga kids choke to death inside car

The victims’ father, Amresh Kumar, a labourer, discovered his children lying unconscious in the car, when he returned home from work. “I pulled out both the children out of the car and brought them to the hospital for treatment, where both were declared brought dead,” he said.

punjab Updated: Aug 15, 2017 11:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Moga
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Siblings Moni Kumari (9) and Banu Partap (7), of Smalsar town, in the district choked to death after they accidentally locked themselves up in a car parked outside their home on Monday morning.

The family, of Bihar, were putting up at a rented accommodation and car owner, Sukhmandar Singh of Bhalur village, used to park his vehicle, a Maruti Zen (DL09CE7283), there as he knew the landlord.

The victims’ father, Amresh Kumar, a labourer, discovered his children lying unconscious in the car, when he returned home from work. “I pulled out both the children out of the car and brought them to the hospital for treatment, where both were declared brought dead,” he said.

Sources said the incident took place when both children gained access to the Maruti Zen, parked in an open space outside their house and did not know how to exit from it, resulting in suffocation.

Smalsar SHO Major Singh said they had sent the bodies for post-mortem and the case was under investigation.

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 11:56 IST