Jamshedpur: A six year old boy, identified as Sandip Mahato, died after drowning in a pit in Sukna Busti at Baliguma, Mango, on Sunday.
Sources said the mishap occurred in the afternoon when the child was playing near his house. Suddenly, the minor fell into the 15 feet deep pit dug for the purpose of constructing a toilet in the neighborhood. The child drowned in no time.
The kid’s family members and local residents somehow took out the child from the pit and took him to Seva Sadan Nursing Home where he was declared brought dead.
Local residents alleged that the pit was dug some six months ago. In the rains, the pit was filled with water, leading to the fatal mishap, they said.
Local Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha members visited the locality and sought compensation for the family members of the deceased.