Delhi Tragedy: 11-Yr-Old Boy Drowns To Death In Swimming Pool Run By Wives Of 2 Police Officers In Alipur; Family Protests

Delhi Tragedy: 11-Yr-Old Boy Drowns To Death In Swimming Pool Run By Wives Of 2 Police Officers In Alipur; Family Protests

The Boy's father came out to attend to an emergency phone call but when he returned, spotted his son was in the deep end of the pool and motionless, the officer said.

PTIUpdated: Thursday, May 23, 2024, 09:08 AM IST
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New Delhi: An 11-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool run by the wives of two police officers in outer-north Delhi's Alipur area, police have said.

Family Members Allege Foul Play

Family members of the boy alleged foul play in the incident and held a protest outside Alipur Police Station on Wednesday, police said.

Investigations so far have not suggested any foul play but investigations are underway, they said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer-north) Ravi Singh said a case under section 304A (death by negligence) has been registered.

According to another officer, the incident took place on May 14 when the boy, his father, and other teenagers were swimming in the pool.

His father came out to attend to an emergency phone call but when he returned, spotted his son was in the deep end of the pool and motionless, the officer said. The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead, he said.

Members Of The Family Hold Protest Outside Police Station

The officer said family members of the victim held a protest outside Alipur Police Station, saying there was foul play in the boy's death. He said that no foul play has been found so far in the probe, but added that the pool was being run in an "unauthorised manner".

It has been found that the pool was being run in a joint venture by the wives of an assistant commissioner of police (ACP) and a sub-inspector (SI) of Delhi Police, he said.

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