After battling for around 24 hours for her life, 14-year-old Agrima Sharma, who had fallen off the balcony of her sixth-floor flat at Shipra Krishna Vista in Indirapuram, died last night. She breathed her last at 12.27 am last night, confirmed doctors at Max Superspeciality Hospital, where Agrima was undergoing treatment.
She was critically injured on Monday night after mysteriously falling off the balcony of her flat.
The incident comes close on the heels of another heartbreaking accident, where a 4-year-old girl lost her life after accidentally falling off the balcony of another Indirapuram high-rise.
Speaking about Agrima’s death, Mohita Chandra, chief medical officer of Max Hospital, Vaishali, said, “The girl had suffered multiple internal injuries, including several fractures. Her internal organs were badly damaged. The medical team had put external fixations to perform the surgery. She had also suffered severe blood loss and received 30 units of blood during the treatment.”
Sachin Malik, SO of Indirapuram police station, said that the police were investigating the matter and the girl’s body had been sent for post-mortem. "Further investigation will be carried out once the post-mortem report is received," he added.
According to police, the incident took place around 1 am on Monday night. The incident first came to the notice of a security guard posted at the society tower.
The victim lived in the society with her parents, grandmother and younger brother. The family members were at home at the time of the incident. According to sources close to the family, Agrima was studying in her room before the incident. About 10 minutes before the incident, her father had come to her room to say good night, and asked her to go to sleep as it was getting late. He then went back to his room.
A little while later, he received a call from the security guard of the tower, who told him about the incident. This had also alerted first-floor residents, who rushed her to nearby Shanti Gopal Hospital.
Agrima was later shifted to Max Hospital, Vaishali, due to her critical condition.
Other residents of the society who knew Agrima said she was a bright student who not only excelled in studies but in sports as well. “She excelled in chess at her school and received several awards,” a resident said.
Sources close to the family said Agrima's body will be taken to Garh Mukteshwar Dham for the last rites.