Maha: Minor girl dies in freak playtime accident

Thane: A 11-year-old girl died in a freak playtime accident at her home in a housing complex in Mira Bhayandar city of Maharashtra’s Thane district, police said on Friday.

The incident took place late on Thursday night, when the victim, the daughter of a watchman, was playing at her home in a housing complex in Kashimira area, inspector Sanjay Hazare of Kashi Mira police station said.

The girl was playing with her younger siblings when she climbed on a gas cylinder and got tangled up in a dupatta hanging on a rod from the ceiling, the official said.

The victim lost her footing on the cylinder, which slipped and she was left hanging from the neck, he said.

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While the parents were immediately alerted and rushed her to the hospital, the girl was declared dead on arrival, he added.

A case of accidental death was registered and the deceased girl’s body was sent for post-mortem, the official said.

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