Noida: An eight-year-old boy has died after drowning in an open drain along the main road near Naya Gaon area under Noida phase 2, said the police.
According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Shankar, a resident of Naya Gaon.
"On Monday afternoon while passing through the village he accidentally fell into the drain along the main road. The family members of the victim informed police about their kin being absconding from home. We launched a probe into the matter and on Tuesday morning the dead body of the deceased child was found floating on the surface of the drain" said Shahwez Khan, Station house officer, phase-2 police station.
"The body has been sent for the post mortem and a case under IPC section 363 has been registered in phase-2 police station" Khan further said.
Some locals said similar incidents have happened in the past when children and the passersby have fallen in the open drain and such fatalities were reported.
"The drain is long and deep. There are very rare chances for a child of such a small age to come out of the drain on its own if he accidently falls into it. The authority must take needful steps to cover all such drains in the city as they attract several such fatalities," said Ajay Kumar, a resident of the area.