Developer and associates booked for boy's death in Kandivli trench

Updated: Jun 07, 2019, 12:59 IST | mid-day online correspondent

The developer and his associates have been booked for the drowning of a six-year-old boy in a trench at an under-construction site in Kandivli on Tuesday

Developer and associates booked for boy's death in Kandivli trench
Representational image

A developer and his associates have been booked by Kandivli police for the drowning of a six-year-old boy in a trench at an under-construction site on Tuesday. No arrests have been made yet. The victim identified as Aditya Chauhan lived in a chawl at Ganesh Nagar with his parents. Around 1 pm on Tuesday, he had gone to play in the neighbourhood when he accidentally fell into a 12-ft-wide trench filled with water.

His body was later found floating by his mother, who had been looking for him for two hours. The residents of Ganesh Nagar on Wednesday did not let the child's body reach his home for his last rites, demanding that police first make arrests. Tight police security was deployed in the colony near the construction site which is close to the victim's home.

According to the Times of India, the neighbours had gathered in large numbers to support the grieving parents. "The presence of a security guard would have meant that Aditya would be alive today. Why is nobody being arrested even a day after a life has been lost?" stated a local.

"We do not want the child's last rites to be carried out until police investigations are completed," said another local. Eventually, the police spoke to the crowd and the child's body was taken to his house in the evening. Senior inspector Nitin Pondkule of Kandivli police station stated, "We have registered a case under section 304 (A) of IPC."

Also Read: Mumbai: Boy dies after falling in 18 feet trench at SRA site in Kandivli

Top stories of the day

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe

Mumbai Rains: 6 ways to stay healthy and safe this monsoon

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK