It was a tragic Deepavali for the family residing in BTM Layout when their 10-year-old son fell from the third floor terrace while bursting crackers on Thursday.

The police said Mohit, the son of Bhaskar Rao, a pani puri vendor, went to the third floor along with his parents and elder sister to burst crackers.

In the excitement, he fell down, plummeting between the narrow gap between two buildings, landing on his head.

He was rushed to a private hospital on Bannerghatta Road where he was declared dead on arrival, the Mico Layout police said.