2-year-old drowns in overflowing pond after shower | Ghaziabad News
Ghaziabad: A two-year-old boy died after drowning in the Chhath puja ghat in Roop Nagar colony, Loni Thursday evening.
According to the investigation, the water level of the ghat had risen due to the rain. As it was an accident, the family refused to perform an autopsy.
No complaints have been received from the family of the deceased, police said.
The boy, Rihan, is survived by his parents, Farmaan (26) and Gulshan (25 years old), and two sisters, Shifa (04) and shira (03). The family has lived in Roop Nagar settlement for two decades. Farmaan works as a laborer.
Ajay Chaudhary, Loni’s SHO The police station told TOI that around 2 p.m., Rihan left the house with his sister, Shayra.
“While he was playing, Rihan reached the Chhath puja ghat, which is 100 meters from his house. He slipped and fell in the ghat. His sister didn’t realize it because she was playing with d “other children. At around 2:45 p.m., when she had not found her brother for a long time, she informed her mother that Rihan was missing. Family members and neighbors had started looking for Rihan,” Chaudhury said.
“After 3 hours of searching they found the boy lying in the water around the corner from the ghat. They took him to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him dead,” Chaudhury added.
The Chhath puja ghat was made in 2018.
Previously, three people including two children fell in the ghat but were rescued by locals. Then, the local residents asked the administration to cover the ghat with a perimeter wall. Officials should discuss the matter.