Tragic! 6-year-old girl dies due to strangulation while playing swing in Odisha

Balasore: In a saddening incident, a six-year-old girl lost her life after reportedly being strangulated in the rope while playing swing at her house in Balasore town today evening.

The deceased was identified as Chandini Mohanty and a resident of Phiringipatna area under Sahadebkhunta police limits in the town. While playing swing at her house this evening, her neck caught in a loop of the rope.

Finding her unconscious, the girl’s family members took her to the Balasore District Headquarters Hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.

After receiving information from the doctor, police reached the hospital.

But instead of sending the girl’s body for post mortem, police handed over the body to her family members.

When asked a police official said as the girl’s family members expressed unwillingness for the post mortem and had the required permission from police and the Hospital ADMO, the body was handed over to the family of the deceased without an autopsy.

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