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Six-year-old boy found dead in building foundation pit

Few minutes later, he went to play. As he did not return home till 8 pm, the parents grew suspicious and searched him along with some neighbours.

ERODE: A six-year-old boy studying in Class 1 was found dead inside a building foundation pit here. According to the police, Abinesh, son of Gurusamy of Umareddiyur Sundarampalayam Colony after attending school, came home on Monday. Few minutes later, he went to play. As he did not return home till 8 pm, the parents grew suspicious and searched him along with some neighbours. They located the boy inside a seven-feet deep foundation pit of a building near his house. They picked up the boy, took him to Government Hospital, Anthiyur, where the doctors declared him brought dead. Ammapettai police, who registered a case said when the boy was playing near the foundation pit, slipped into it that was filled with four-feet of water. The boy drowned and suffocated to death on the spot, the police added.

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