Delhi: 3-year-old twins drown in washing machine at Rohini
There was about 15 litres of water in the spinning tub of the washing machine and duo possibly fell into the spinner by climbing the pile of laundry, police said
In an unfortunate incident, 3-year-old twin brothers drowned in a washing machine while their mother was out to buy detergents at Rohini in north-west Delhi on Saturday.
According to a Press Trust of India report, the twins - Naksh and Neeshu - were inside the top loading washing machine for around 30 minutes before they were found by their father.
The news agency quoted police official as saying that the there was about 15 litres of water in the spinning tub of the washing machine and duo possibly fell into the spinner by climbing the pile of laundry.
Mother of the twin she had filled water in the washing machine and went to a nearby shop to buy detergent at 12.39 PM. When she came back, she did not find the children in the house. Following that, she raised an alarm and informed her husband.
Ravinder, who works with an insurance company, rushed to the house and found the children lying in the washing machine, police said. The children were rushed to the hospital where they were declared brought dead, they said.
"The family is inconsolable. The bodies have been sent to Baba Saheb Ambedkar hospital in Rohini for postmortem. Inquest proceedings under Section 174 (police to inquire and report on suicide etc) of CrPC are underway," said a senior police officer, according to the news wire report.