Rusroshi Barua’s parents are devastated after their 3-year-old girl fell out of the family’s apartment bathroom window and down five stories to the ground on Feb. 10, where she tragically died.
Rusroshi Barua, 3, was locked inside her family’s bathroom with her 2-year-old younger sister when she fell out of the window and down five flights. Rusroshi was found seriously injured around 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 in the courtyard of her Queens apartment building, and was immediately rushed to Elmhurst Hospital where she later died due to her injuries.
After they realized their kids were accidentally locked in the bathroom, Rusroshi’s parents called the superintendent, Hazar Addyli, who unlocked the door. Hazar told the New York Post he found only one child inside, and she was pointing towards the window. The superintendent immediately went downstairs in the back of the apartment building to find the missing child.
Rusroshi Barua’s Parents Frantic After Little Girl’s Fall
A neighbor of the family, Ira Oppenheimer, recalled the parents of the child being hysterical after emergency services were called onto the scene, according to the Daily Mail.
“The father came running down with the wife. He didn’t have any shoes on,” Ira said. “They were both screaming as they were running toward the ambulance. The father was yelling, ‘That’s my daughter! That’s my daughter!’”
A family friend, Shaikritty Barua, escorted the parents out of the hospital yesterday as she helped to support Rusroshi’s mother since she could hardly walk. “It’s very sad. You can’t imagine, for now, they lost a child. They are not able to talk,” Shaikritty said.
Apartment Windows Not Equipped With Safety Bars
The bathroom window of the family’s Queens apartment did not have protective bars installed. Although Hazar insisted that all of the apartment windows had safety bars installed when the family moved in, there had been no maintenance requests to fix or repair the bars.
Police do not suspect any criminal activity. They are now investigating how the girls got locked into the bathroom and exactly how long they were there until the superintendent could get inside. It is still unclear whether the window was open before the girls entered the bathroom.
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