A three-year-old girl was wounded in Meerut when a mischievous youth put a fire cracker in her mouth and lit it on Diwali eve, police said on Wednesday. The incident happened at the Milak village on the Daurala road on Tuesday. The girl was rushed to a nearby hospital where her condition is said to be critical. The police has lodged an FIR against the miscreant and have launched a search for him.
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According to doctors, victim wa given 50 stitches. She received extensive facial injuries, and its infection had reached her throat, further compounding her health condition.
Meerut: Woman allege that her three-year-old daughter is injured after a youth had set off fire crackers inside her mouth yesterday. Doctor says,"Her tongue has a cut, her checks have burn marks and there are dust particles inside her mouth." pic.twitter.com/V5xIPOOjmb— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 8, 2018
Shashi Kumar, the girl’s father, in his complaint has named local youth Harpal, who went to his daughter who was playing outside their house and stuffed a ‘sutli bomb’ in her mouth and lit the fuse.
Harpal had told his friends that he only wanted to play a joke on the little girl and had not imagined that it could prove so dangerous for her, according to Deccan Herald report.
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”We are trying to ascertain if it indeed was a joke or there was a well planned conspiracy to murder the girl,” a senior police official in Meerut on Wednesday told Deccan Herald.