Child falls to death from 12th floor
CHENNAI: In a tragic incident, a two-and-half-year-old boy died after falling from the 12th floor of an apartment on Wallajah Road in Triplicane here on Tuesday morning.
The incident took place at Narayana Arihant Ocean Towers and the child was identified as Mohammed Fathus, the only son of Yakoob Bai and Aasheera Begum, who were residents of the 17-storey building.
At around 9.30 am, Mohammed Fathus, who awoke from sleep, crawled towards the window near which his cot was placed, while his parents were preparing for the day. The toddler managed to climb over the cot’s head and reached the window, which had been left open. The curious toddler peeped down and in the process tumbled down.
The couple who realised their son was missing from the bedroom were frantically searching for him inside the house. Minutes later, the security guard came knocking on their doors and conveyed to them that their child had fallen down through the window.
The family rushed the boy to a neighbouring hospital with the hope of reviving him, but in vain. The window would usually be locked in the air-conditioned room and it was left open in the morning for want of ventilation. Yakoob Bai did not prefer any complaint in this regard.