Minor dies after falling in open drain

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A six-year-old boy died as he accidentally fell into an open drain here, police said on Thursday.

The drain was adjacent to a park of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).

The incident took place around 3 p.m. when the boy — Danish, a resident of Malviya Nagar area in south Delhi, went to the park to play.

The boundary wall of the drain was broken at some places due to which Danish accidentally fell there, a senior police officer said.

Some children called out the people for help but Danish had already drowned.

After some efforts by the local residents, he was taken out of the drain and rushed to a hospital, the police officer said.

He was declared brought-dead on arrival and the body sent for post-mortem examination.