12-year-old dies after falling into open sewer

New Delhi: A 12-year-old boy died after he fell into an open sewer pit near Millennium bus depot in south-east Delhi today, following which the police have registered a case of negligence and started investigation.

The incident occurred about 3 PM when Labhyansh, a class VI student and a resident of east Delhi’s Lalita Park area, was returning home after a school picnic near the spot and he slipped into the open pit while talking to his friend, a police official said.

Labhyansh drowned before anyone could help him.

His body was later pulled out by the fire department.

During investigation it emerged that the pit was left open after the sewer was cleaned. However, no guard was deployed near the pit, the official said.

Labhyansh’s father had died around a year ago and his mother works as a domestic help, the official said.