A 3-year-old boy died after a drunk relative allegedly threw him off the sixth-floor balcony of an apartment building.

The shocking incident occurred on Sunday, Aug.22, at the Omaxe Embracia building in Lucknow, India.

According to the police, the boy’s mother, Priyansha Dwivedi, a resident of Gomti Nagar’s Gwari area, filed a complaint on Tuesday, Aug.24, against a relative, Kuldeep Pandey, alleging that he threw her son from the sixth floor while in an inebriated state.

In the complaint, the mother said that her elder sister, Swati Tripathi, had come to her home on Sunday. Her son went to play with Tripathi’s children at their flat on the sixth floor of the apartment building under Sushant Golf City police station limits, said a senior police official, the Hindustan Times reported.

Dwivedi said that her relative Jagdamba Pandey’s family, including his younger brother Kuldeep Pandey, visited Tripathi’s flat later in the evening.

"Kuldeep Pandey, who is not on good terms with my husband Arun Dwivedi, threw my son from the sixth floor while he was playing in the balcony along with other children. Kuldeep was in an inebriated state at that time," the mother mentioned in the complaint, and added, "He later posed as if the boy had fallen accidentally from the sixth floor."

Dwivedi said she came to know about the crime after being informed by other children who were playing with her son at the time of the incident.

Police officers and forensic experts examined the crime scene, Inspector of Sushant Golf City, Vijayendra Singh said. A further probe is underway, he added.

Based on the complaint, Kuldeep was taken into police custody for questioning.

In a similar incident, A baby girl died after her mother tripped and fell while trying to avoid a swooping magpie at Glindemann Park in Queensland’s Holland Park, in Brisbane, Australia. just after midday on Aug. 8,

The incident occurred just a few weeks after local news agencies reported that magpies had begun their swooping season early this year.

"A number of signs warning about swooping birds were in place around the area where this incident occurred, and our officers have now installed several more," Brisbane City Council Chairperson, Kim Marx said.

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