Hyderabad : Children drown in pit dug for septic tank construction

Hyderabad: In a shocking incident, two children accidentally fell into a pit dug for construction of a septic tank and drowned in Vikarabad district on Friday. The boys are identified as Syed Nadeem(8) and his cousin, Syed Ayaan(7).

According to police, Syed’s family resides at Ibrahimpur village of Parigi Mandal. Syed’s sister’s family resides at Alur village of Chevella Mandal. Two days ago, the family came to Ibrahimpur. Meanwhile, Syed had received a subsidy from the Central Government as part of building a toilet for an individual rural Indian household. He got a pit dug up for constructing a septic tank behind his house, but due to the recent rains, the works came to a halt and the pit filled with water. 

On Friday morning around 10.30 am, Nadeem and Ayaan went missing. Their parents noticed immediately and started searching. They searched all over the village but around 1.30pm, they found the two children floating in the water in the pit. They pulled out the children and rushed them to a hospital at Parigi, but the two boys were declared dead on arrival.

Police suspect that while playing, the children could have accidentally fallen in the pit and drowned. DSP Parigi Ravinder Reddy said a case is registered. Based on the post mortem report and other clues, the investigation will proceed, he said.

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