BHOPAL : Close on heels of tragic death of an SAI athlete after falling into a pond, an 11-year old boy downed in a 5ft deep pit which was filled with rain water at Awadhpuri on Sunday.

As per police sources, Shiwant, 11, a resident of BDA Colony was playing with his friend. The children were playing near a pit filled with rain water behind the house in which the boy fell and drowned. As the other kids shouted for help the boys family members pulled him out and took him to nearby hospital where the attending doctors declared him brought dead. Police was informed at noon while the incident occurred nearly at 10am. Investigating Officer (IO) Mahesh Kapoor said, “It was 5ft deep ditch. Rain water had flooded the pit and it looked like a small pond.”

 The boy was playing with his friends. He slipped into pit and drowned. However, family members rushed to rescue when the boy’s friends raised an alarm. He was taken to hospital but he did not survive.”

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