8-year-old boy drowns in a sump

Published: 27th September 2012 08:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2012 08:51 AM   |  A+A-

An eight year-old boy died after he fell into a sump in an under construction building at Muneshwaranagar 6th cross off Shampura Main Road in D J Halli police station limits on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as Wajid Pasha. He was the only son Irshad Ahmed, a welder, and his wife. The family resided at Muneshwaranagar.

The police said that Pasha, a class 2 student at a private school near his house, had gone to the school on Tuesday. He returned home around 1 pm and after having lunch, he left home around 3 pm telling his mother that he was going out to play. But the boy did not return home till evening.

His family members searched for him in the area, but could not find him.

His father filed a missing complaint with D J Halli police in the night.

“We searched for him in the night, the boy was not found. On Wednesday morning, workers at the construction site in sixth cross went near the sump to fetch water and found a body inside it. They informed the matter to us and we rushed to the scene.

“As we suspected it was Pasha’s body, we called his parents for identification,” the police explained.

“It is not clear whether the boy was playing at the site along with others. But the incident occurred as the sump was not closed. We have taken up a case of death due to negligence against the building owner and the contractor,” the police added.

Meanwhile, Pasha’s grandfather Afsar Pasha said, “After having lunch, he took `5 from his mother and went out to play. Usually, he returned in the evening. As he did not return even at night, we searched for him all over. As he was not found anywhere, we filed a missing case. We found Pasha’s body in sump in the morning.”


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp