Updated: October 24, 2021 11:30:39 pm
A nine-year-old boy from a slum pocket in Andheri (West) in Mumbai died due to asphyxiation after getting entangled in a home-made swing on Saturday evening. A case of accidental death has been registered and probe is on to ensure there is no foul play.
The incident took place at around 5 pm in Gaondevi Dongar on Cama Road. The boy, Ismail Aagha, stayed in a one plus two storied structure in a joint family. Ismail’s family comprising his parents and three siblings stayed on the top floor.
At the time of incident, his father was out for work and mother was asleep. His siblings were playing in other rooms on first floor and ground floor.
The Aagha family have made a partition in their room to divide it into hall and bedroom. While the boy was playing on the swing made of a string in the hall, his mother was asleep in the other side of the room.
The boy’s sister came upstairs and saw him entangled in the swing and woke up his mother. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. An accidental death report has been registered.
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