A four-year-old boy drowned in a pond in Diwanman, in Vasai, on Monday evening. His body was found floating by his mother.
There is a small three-feet deep pond in a field, near the boy’s residence. The victim without informing his mother, went to play in the pond and drowned, said a neighbour. When the victim’s mother reached the pond, his body was found floating and the boy was rushed to a nearby hospital. But he was declared dead on arrival, as water had entered his lungs, said an officer.
Vasai police have registered a case of accidental death and the post-mortem report is awaited. The victim’s father, Kamlesh works as a driver in the Vasai civic bus service, said police.