LAHORE - A 16-year-old girl died after falling from the rooftop of a three-star hotel on Lahore’s Edgerton Road early yesterday.

The girl was named by police as Labreb Tariq.

Resident of DG Khan district, Dr Tariq Mahmood along with his wife and two daughters was staying in the hotel to attend a three-day conference. The room was booked by a pharmaceutical company. Police investigators say they believe the victim died accidentally. Therefore, the police handed over the body to the family without autopsy.

Initial investigations revealed the girl was playing with her younger sister alongside a swimming pool on the sixth floor of the hotel shortly after they had a breakfast.

According to cops Qaiser Iftikhar, as the girl tried to climb the five feet high boundary wall, all of a sudden, she fell down on the ground from the sixth floor. The girl was immediately rushed to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

A security guard at the hotel told the police that the girl fell down from the sixth floor before he could stop her from climbing the wall. A police officer dismissed some media reports that the girl tried to take selfi since there was no mobile phone found from the crime scene. The grief-stricken father said his daughter did not commit suicide but she died accidentally.