In a shocking case, a three-year-old boy fell into an open drain in Mumbai late Wednesday night. A search operation to rescue the boy began last night and is still on. Visuals of the child slipping into the drain has been captured on a CCTV camera.
In the CCTV grab, the boy can be seen walking alone on the side of a busy road in the suburb of Goregaon. Unaware of an open drain, the boy walks towards the road. He then turns back and takes a few steps back when he slips into the drain. The drain was hidden behind what appears to be a telephone line box.
According to NDTV reports, as soon as the child fell at around 10:24 pm, the Mumbai Fire Brigade began a search operation in Goregaon's Ambedkar Nagar. Along with the fire brigade, police, ambulance and medical personnel are part of the search efforts.
"The incident took place around 10 pm on Wednesday. The boy was strolling outside his house when he fell into the drain near Goregaon-Malad Link road," an official from the Disaster Management Unit of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said to news agency PTI.