Kid feared drowned in river after slipping from father`s arms

A one-and-half-year-old girl who accidentally fell into the Musi river at Nagole here on Thursday after slipping from her father`s arms is feared to have drowned, the police said.

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2013, 19:33 PM IST

Hyderabad: A one-and-half-year-old girl who accidentally fell into the Musi river at Nagole here on Thursday after slipping from her father`s arms is feared to have drowned, the police said.

The incident occurred when M Shyam Reddy, an NRI from the United Kingdom, held his daughter Manvi in his arms on the railing of a bridge, when she suddenly slipped from his arms and fell into the river, the police said.

"The baby accidentally fell into the river after slipping from her father`s arms," Deputy Commissioner of Police (L B Nagar Zone) Ravi Varma said.

Reddy, had come down to Hyderabad a few days ago and took his daughter and two other children of his relative to the river for sightseeing, sources said.

A search operation was launched after the incident and it is feared that the girl has drowned, they said.

PTI