6-yr-old boy swept away in sewer in Jaipur; dies

, 8:10 PM IST

Jaipur: A six-year-old boy died today after being swept away in a sewer line in Murlipura area here.

Prince was playing outside his house when he accidentally fell into the sewer line through an open manhole and strong currents swept him away. His relatives raised an alarm, police said.

A search and rescue operation was launched but he could not be saved. His body was found nearly 100 metres away from the spot where he fell, the police said, adding that the body was shifted to the mortuary of a nearby hospital.

The boy’s parents had gone to Bihar and he was staying with his aunt.

The parents have been informed about the incident and the body will be handed over to them after their arrival, the police added.