Fire brigade searched the boy in nullah with the help of ropes, hook anchor and kayak, they also called the ND…Read More
MUMBAI: A three-year-old downed in a nullah while his mother was rescued by neighbours at a slum near Pant Nagar police chowkie in Ghatkopar on Thursday afternoon. Fire brigade searched the boy in nullah with the help of ropes, hook anchor and kayak, they also called the NDRF and the Navy divers for help but were unable to trace the boy. The victim lives in the Savitribai Phule Nagar slum.
The family lives in slum adjoining to the nullah, and the boy was playing when he fell into it. His mother saw this and jumped into the nullah to save the baby, but she too started drowning before being pulled out by neighbours on time. Due to rains, the nullah was flowing along with dirty drains and dumped garbages.
Local corportor Rakhi Jadhav of NCP, said, “People managed to rescue the mother, they also managed to reach close to the boy but were unable to pull him out and he disappeared in the nullah. Firemen along with other agency and locals searched long stretch of the nullah to trace the boy but in vain.”
Firemen stopped the search operation at night due to poor visibility and will continue it on Friday.
Chief fire officer PS Rahangdale said, “His mother Reshma jumped into nullah and tried to rescue him but she too started drowning. The boy’s uncle Karim jumped into nullah to save them.”