Shocking! 18-month-old falls off the third floor and dies. Read on for child safety tips!

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This case again highlights the need for parents to understand the importance of child safety. Read on to know some basic tips on child safety

In a yet another shocking reminder of parental negligence, an 18-month-old toddler fell off the from the third floor of his home. Yateesh Venkati was reportedly playing in his Hyderabad home when he slipped through the grill in the balcony and fell down.

The police, who are now investigating the case say that the boy was the youngest son of one Satyanarayana, a techie and homemaker-wife, Tripura.

Details of the incident

As per a report by the Deccan Chronicle, "Tripura was at work in the kitchen and Satyanarayana was taking his bath and Venkati along with his brother were playing in the hall. After some time, when she could not see him, Tripura searched all over the flat, and found him lying in a pool of blood on the ground."

“While playing he accidentally slipped through the gap between the grills and fell to the ground floor and suffered a severe head injury. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed,” K. Sattaiah, sub-inspector, Jubilee Hills told the daily.

It was reported that a case of suspicious death was registered and the child's body has been handed over to the family after the post-mortem.

Basic child safety norms

This case again highlights the need for parents to understand the importance of child safety. Here are some basic tips on child safety that you must know and follow at all times:

  • Never leave your child unsupervised. Even if there is an emergency, make sure you appoint somebody keep a check on your child.
  • Teach your children not to play on the street and ask for help if they notice something suspicious.
  • Do not leave your kid around places that pose a possible danger. Children are unable to identify danger zones, a job you must do for them.
  • Make sure you educate and inform your child of possible dangers. This will help him evade accidents in the future.
  • Always keep a phone or any other communication device handy. In case of emergencies, that’s the first thing your child would- contact you.
  • Check the outdoor play area routinely and try to keep all the fences closed, so that the child does not wander off.

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(Image courtesy: Deccan Chronicle)

Written by

Deepshikha Punj

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