Minor girl drowns in neighbour’s open water tank

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New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) A three-year-old girl, who went missing, was found drowned in the open water tank of a neighbor’s house here, police said on Sunday.

Police said the family members of Alfia approached Sangam Vihar police station to report that she went missing after playing outside at their residence in JJ Colony Tigri in south Delhi.

“Farhaan, uncle of Alfia, said in their complaint that she was found missing while she was playing outside his residence. During investigation, information was received from Batra hospital that a minor brought there had been declared dead by doctors,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Baaniya.

The girl’s family members found she had drowned in the underground water tank of their neighbour, he said.

Alfia, who was a resident of Madhipur area at west Delhi, had been staying at her maternal grandmother’s residence since the last three months.

A case of causing death by negligence has been registered against unknown persons and the matter is being probed, said Baaniya.

–IANS

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