11-year-old boy drowns, family holds protest

Investigations so far have not suggested any foul play but investigations are underway, they said.
A 11-year-old boy drowns in Swimming pool in Delhi.
A 11-year-old boy drowns in Swimming pool in Delhi.

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 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. DCP (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 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.

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 no foul play has been found so far, adding, the pool was being run in an “unauthorised manner”.

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