A 12-year-old boy in Hyderabad’s Balapur has allegedly set himself on fire after watching a cartoon film on television, Police said.
The Balapur police on June 1 received information that Jayadeep Madugula was found in flames at around 10 am on the terrace of his grandparents’ residence on the city outskirts.
He was then immediately taken to a nearby hospital. After getting first aid he was shifted to Osmania General Hospital where he succumbed to burn injuries while undergoing treatment.
“The boy’s grandfather says that the deceased shouted that he (the boy) is also burning like a character in the cartoon film. But we are not sure if the boy committed the act to imitate any cartoon character,” PTI quoted a police inspector indulged in the investigation of the case as saying.
“We also don’t see any reason at this point as to why he took this step. However, a case has been registered.” the police inspector added further.