The young daughter of a Wolverhampton doctor drowned after she slipped from his arms and fell into a fast-flowing river during a family holiday to India.
Dr Megha Reddy and his family were visiting relatives and attending a wedding when tragedy struck near to the city of Hyderabad.
It is believed Dr Reddy, who used to live in Goldthorn Avenue in the city, had taken his two sons, 10 and five, as well as 18-month-old daughter Manvi to the Musi River, which had swollen during monsoon season.
The 42-year-old told police: “I was holding Manvi when she suddenly moved and slipped from my arms.”
He was not able to jump into the water because it was flowing so fast.
Dr Reddy’s wife Pratibha said: “My husband took the children to Musi river at LB Nagar to show the difference between a full river and a city-based river.”
He is an anaethetist at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.