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Two sisters get locked in banquet hall in West Delhi, 1 dies

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016,11:26 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | A one-year-old girl died after getting locked inside a banquet hall while playing in west Delhi’s Nihal Vihar area, police said.

Two sisters, aged one and three, were reported to be missing since September 16 and a complaint was lodged in this connection at the Nihal Vihar police station, they said.

The two were traced Tuesday evening from the banquet hall in Nihal Vihar. The younger one succumbed at the hospital due to starvation and dehydration while the elder one is recuperating, police said.

The father of the girls works as a watchman in the nearby area and they had gone to play inside the banquet hall but got locked inside when somebody shut the gates, said the officer.

No foul play has been detected till now, said the officer, adding further investigation is on.

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