An 18 months old baby G. Santosh Kumar died after falling into a drain in Vambay Colony in Vijayawada on Friday. The body was retrieved by sanitation workers and handed over to family members.

Santosh, son of G. Vijay, a native of D-Block in the colony, accidentally fell in the open drain, at around 6.30 a.m. while playing.

The sanitation workers found the body about an hour later in the sludge from drain while cleaning. The boy’s father is working in a footwear shop in the city.

Santosh’s mother, Rajeswari is away in her parents’ house for delivery of second child and left the toddler with his grandparents.

A pall of gloom descended on Vambay Colony with the news of boy’s death spreading like wildfire.

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