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Child falls to death after mom dangles him from roof in Kolkata

Child falls to death after mom dangles him from roof in Kolkata
23 Jun 2009
KOLKATA: An eight-year-old boy died after he slipped from the hands of his mother from the roof of a three-storey building in Ultadanga on Monday morning. Sankar Jana's mother Panchi was trying to punish her son for disobeying her when she lost the grip and the child fell to his death.

Sankar, who stayed in a nearby slum, was playing with his friends at the rooftop of railway quarters in Dakhindari in Ultadanga on Monday morning. An hour later, Panchi came to the roof and asked Sankar to stop playing. Sankar is said to have refused to listen to her.

"Our interrogation revealed that when the boy refused, Panchi allegedly took him to a corner of the roof and hung him from the rooftop. However, Sankar accidentally slipped from her hands and fell on the ground below," said an officer from Ultadanga police station.

A severely injured Sankar was rushed to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, where he was declared brought dead. "He died of profuse bleeding and acute injury in brain" said a doctor from the hospital.

Officers from the police station later reached Sankar's house to probe the case. Though they detained Panchi for questioning, she was in a state of shock and could not give her statement. "We were compelled to release her as she was traumatized due to the death of her son. She fainted while giving her statement," the officer added.

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