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.”