Three-yr-old falls to his death inside open pit in Narela
NEW DELHI: In a tragic incident, a three-year-old boy died after falling into an open pit in Rohini's Narela area on Friday.
Police said the deceased boy was identified as Dhruv, a resident of Narela, adding that the incident took place at around 11 am.
"Dhruv and his friends were playing near an abandoned building, outside which a pit had been dug. Dhruv fell into the tank and died," said Gaurav Sharma, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini).
Sources said that Dhruv's grandfather was present at the spot, but could only helplessly watch him play and fall into the pit.
The building had been abandoned for the past six to eight months and no construction activity had been taking place there.
Police have registered a case and are looking for the owner of the building, who negligently left the pit open.
No fencing was present around the tank, neither was there a signboard to warn the public, said a senior police officer.
Dhruv's father is an e-rickshaw driver and his family live in a rented house at Narela. His mother is a homemaker and he had a six-month-old sister, said a relative of Dhruv's father.
A case has been registered under appropriate sections of the IPC and investigation is underway.