A six-year-old boy died after a concrete bench fell on him in Janapriya Utopia, a gated community in Hyderguda, late on Thursday.
The boy, identified as Bishanth Sharma alias Dilip Sharma, was playing along with other children in the gated community play area when the mishap occurred.
After playing for some time, Sharma came and sat on the concrete bench which was in a damaged condition due to being partially unhinged from its frame, and started rocking to and fro in it. As he did that, the bench got dislodged from its frame and collapsed to the front, trapping Sharma under it.
The other children playing at the spot noticed that and rushed to his rescue. He was rushed to the hospital with grievous injuries, but was declared brought dead.
The residents blamed the maintenance staff for negligence causing the accident. The Rajendranagar police have registered a case and are investigating.