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Toddler falls off from first floor of building; hospitalised

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

A baby girl was hospitalised with injuries after she accidentally fell from the first-floor of a residential building in Bahadurpura area here, police said today.

A video of the incident that occurred on Sunday and was caught on a CCTV camera installed in the neighbourhood, shows the girl, around one-and-half-year-old, falling on the ground from a building.

Bahadurpura Police Station Inspector T Laxminarayana told PTI that the incident occurred in the afternoon when the girl's parents and family members were sleeping in their house. The girl after waking up was playing on the first floor and she accidentally fell down on the ground and was injured.

The video went viral on even as police dismissed certain reports that she was thrown from the building.

"She is undergoing treatment at a private hospital. She fell down accidentally and it is wrong to link to reports that she was thrown from the building," the Inspector said based on preliminary investigation.

However, city-based 'Balala Hakkula Sangham', an NGO working for child rights, demanded for a inquiry into the incident.

"According to visuals of the CCTV, it seems someone threw the child with force. But whatever may be the reason, we demand for unbiased inquiry by police in this incident," NGO Honorary president Achyuta Rao said.

No case was registered in connection with the incident.

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First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 15:49 IST