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Boy drowns in water-filled pit

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

A nine-year-old boy drowned after falling into a pit filled with water near Old Gandhi Hospital at here today, police said.

Narasimha accidentally fell into the pit while playing and drowned, they said.

"He was taken out of the pit after some locals noticed him and was immediately taken to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead," said Market police station sub-inspector B Ravikiran.

According to some reports, the pit was dug by Metro Rail (HMR) as part of ongoing works. However, HMR officials have refuted the charge.

A case under section 174 of CrPC has been registered in connection with the incident.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, October 13 2016. 20:44 IST