3-Year-Old Critical After UP Boy Sets Off Cracker Inside Her Mouth
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3-Year-Old Critical After UP Boy Sets Off Cracker Inside Her Mouth

A three-year-old girl was critically wounded in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut when a mischievous youth put a firecracker in her mouth and lit it on Diwali eve, police said on Wednesday, 7 November.

The girl was rushed to a nearby medical facility where her condition was described as serious.

The incident occured at the Milak village on the Daurala road on Tuesday, 6 November. The police has lodged an FIR against the miscreant and have launched a search for him.

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.

The bomb exploded in the girl’s mouth, causing serious injuries.

She has received 50 stitches and her throat has also been infected, further compounding her health condition.

(Published in arrangement with IANS.)

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