A 10-month-old girl has died after she slipped out of her mother’s arms on mall escalator, while it is claimed she was taking a selfie with her husband.
The CCTV footage starts with the couple taking a selfie outside a shop by the escalator, then walking away before returning to travel to the floor above.
They step on to the escalator at the shopping centre, in India, with the mother holding her baby in her arms.
According to shoppers who saw the incident, the husband asked his wife for a selfie while on the escalator, which resulted her losing her balance and dropping her child.
The footage shows the baby first hit the railing before falling down the gap between it and the escalator at the shopping centre in Ganganagar, Rajasthan.
Panicked shoppers can be seen rushing to try to help the baby but the infant died instantly after hitting the ground.
The baby was then rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police were called and have begun an investigation.
‘This is a clear-cut case of an accident,’ said a spokesman.
‘The family of the deceased baby has refused to take any legal action as it was an accident.’
The parents of the baby girl had come for a regular checkup at a nearby clinic, after which they decided to visit the centre to shop.
In a similar incident a few days ago a baby slipped off from mother’s arms from the second floor and died in Mumbai.
SOURCE: Daily Mail