The boy’s family told the police that he fell after he managed to climb a chair near the window.
An autistic six-year-old fell to death from an open window of his family apartment on the 11th floor, the police have said. Identified as Yousuf T., the Somalian child of determination died on the spot after he fell from the building in Sharjah’s Abu Shagarah area.
The boy’s family told the police that he fell after he managed to climb a chair near the window. The police have referred the case to the public prosecution.
As soon as the police were notified, a team of paramedics and police rushed to the spot. They found the boy dead at the spot and transferred the body to the forensic department determine the cause of death.
Multiple cases of children falling from high-rises due to windows being left open or furniture being kept in balconies were reported last year. In December, a two-year-old girl fell to death from an eighth-floor window that was left open. In the same month, a five-year-old fell to death after she sneaked into the balcony of her family’s apartment on the ninth floor.