In a freak accident, a four-and-a-half-year old boy was killed when he strangulated himself while “playing around” with a piece of cloth at his house on Sunday afternoon. The victim has been identified as Anshu, a resident of Maloya. The incident occurred at around 3 pm, when Anshu was running around in the house while his parents were having lunch.
“The boy accidentally strangulated himself when a piece of cloth or thread, it is not clear yet, with which he was running around got stuck in between a door. The boy received a jerk as the cloth wrapped itself around his neck and thus, he got strangulated. His parents, who were having their lunch in the same room, saw him injured and rushed him to the hospital,” said a police officer with the Maloya Police Post.
Anshu was rushed to the nearby civil hospital in Phase 6 (Sector 56), Mohali, where the authorities declared him brought dead. The police was informed and his body shifted to the mortuary, where a board of doctors will conduct his autopsy on Monday.
Police said that they are not suspecting foul play into the incident and have started inquest proceedings under section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).