Mom watches TV, 9-month-old boy drowns in bucket
It was around 11.30 am on Wednesday that Akash Sikre’s mother realized that she had not heard his voice for an unusual stretch of time. After discovering him immobile in the bucket, she raised an alarm. The boy was taken to hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
Akash was an only child. Senior inspector Jaysingh Chavan of the Tilak Nagar police station said: “The victim’s father, Vishal, works at a catering unit in Dombivli. He was on duty when the tragedy occurred.”
Vishal Sikre said he wanted to appeal to people to take care of their children, especially those who liked playing in water. “My son had the habit of playing in water. I think he went into the bathroom, but slipped and fell into the bucket.”
The Tilak Nagar police have registered a case of accidental death.