5-Year-Old Boy Dies After Five Hours In Locked Car In Pune

His family and the police searched for hours before they found Karan limp inside the hot car. His skin was burnt from the metal parts.

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5-Year-Old Boy Dies After Five Hours In Locked Car In Pune

The car in which the boy allegedly got trapped had been parked in the area for several weeks.

Pune:  A five-year-old boy in Pune died of suffocation and heat after being trapped inside a car for five hours. The boy was playing when he accidentally locked himself inside an abandoned car on the outskirts of the city, the police said today. 

The child's body had burn marks on the neck, face and head, according to the police.

Karan Pandey had left his home in the afternoon to play in the neighborhood with a couple of friends. Apparently, he got into the abandoned car parked in an open area to escape the heat. Police believe the five-year-old accidentally got trapped in it.

His family and the police searched for hours before they found Karan limp inside the hot car. His skin was burnt from the metal parts. 

"The car accidentally got locked and the boy could not get out. He remained trapped inside for nearly six hours before his body was found," police officer Pratima Navale told news agency IANS.

It is not known who owns the car or left it parked there for weeks. 

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The police have filed a case of accidental death and are investigating.

(With inputs from agencies)
 

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