Kids being locked up in cars and suffocating is a serious issue and the latest of such trouble if of two five-year-old twins, who died in a car. The incident happened in Pataudi's Jamalpur village, Gurgaon.
According to the police, the incident occurred around 2:00 p.m., when the twins – Harsha and Harshita – were in their grandparents' place spending their holidays. The father of the two is in the armed forces and is stationed at Meerut.
Relatives of the two girls say that the incident could have occurred when the two were playing with puppies and accidentally locked themselves in the car. New born puppies had taken shelter under a Hyundai Elantra.
As per their uncle, Vikram, the car's door locks don't work, and only the driver's door can be unlocked from inside. The two girls would have someone watch over them constantly, but on that unfortunate day, all the family members were out, and the girls decided to play by themselves.
Around 4:00 p.m., relatives noticed that the girls were missing and started searching. The old Elantra was one of the first places to look, and the girls were discovered inside the car, unconscious. They were rushed to Rockland Hospital, where the two were declared brought dead.
Police officials say that they are investigating the matter and so far, there were no indications of foul play. The two girls were cremated in Jamalpur village on Wednesday morning.
Children left unattended could sometimes lead to unexpected events such as this and elders should educate children the dangers involved while playing with automobiles. Elders should have a constant watch over kids.