An 8-year-old boy, identified as Sadique Pasha, died when he was wounded in a cracker burst near Hulahalli outpost about 25 km from Nanjangud town, on Friday. He was walking on the street when a cracker lit up and kept underneath a metallic lid, went off. As a result of the explosion, the splinters of the metallic lid sliced through Sadique Pasha’s neck. He died of profuse bleeding before medical assistance could reach him. — Special Correspondent