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2-year-old boy falls head-first into bucket, drowns

A two-year-old baby drowned in a bucket used to store water in his house at Tondiarpet on Saturday. Baby Ibrahim was playing in the water as his father Hakkim, a resident of Vinoba Nagar Seventh Street, was asleep after finishing night duty.

Published: 22nd September 2013 08:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2013 08:12 AM   |  A+A-

A two-year-old baby drowned in a bucket used to store water in his house at Tondiarpet on Saturday. Baby Ibrahim was playing in the water as his father Hakkim, a resident of Vinoba Nagar Seventh Street, was asleep after finishing night duty.

Police said, after nearly 30 minutes, Hakkim noticed that the boy had drowned in the bucket and rushed him to Stanley Government Hospital where the child was declared brought dead.

“The child had fallen into the water head down. He was apparently trying to touch the water, but slipped into the bucket. Since he had fallen with his head down, he was unable to come out of it,” said a sub-inspector who was investigating the case.

The child’s mother, Fathima, had left the house in the morning to drop the couple’s elder child Ramzan Beevi at school. She had asked Hakkim to take care of Ibhrahim.

“The father is a tailor and had worked the night shift the previous day. He dozed off in the morning when the accident took place,” the police said.

RK Nagar police registered a case.

After autopsy, the child’s body was handed over to the family.



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