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Kolkata: A five-year-old girl is battling for life in a hospital bed after she fell from a swing boat at a fair near Bhukailash Rajbari at Khiderpore in south Kolkata.

The incident took place last evening and the child, Samriddhi Mishra (5) is now lying senseless in the ICU of CMRI hospital at New Alipore. Doctors have said that the bone of her forehead has got fractured and she has suffered internal injury as well.

Samriddhi, who lived with her parents at Tiljala’s Chowbaga area in east Kolkata, was on a vacation to her maternal uncle’s house at Khiderpore with her mother. The mother-daughter went to the fair yesterday evening and the child wished to take a joyride in a swing boat.

As she was enjoying the swing boat ride, Samriddhi somehow slipped off and was flung to the ground a few metres away. She began to bleed from her forehead. Her mother and people from the joyride providers rushed the child to SSKM Hospital. She was later shifted to the private CMRI hospital.

South Port police station has started a probe into the mishap and all sorts of joyrides at the fair have been suspended.