Delhi

1-year-old boy charred to death in Dwarka

Was playing on a sofa which caught fire

A one-year-old boy was charred to death while he was playing with his elder brother outside their house in Dwarka South on Monday afternoon, the police said on Tuesday. They have registered a case in the matter and begun a probe.

A senior officer privy to the case said that the deceased has been identified as Shiva. He was rushed to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital where he was declared brought dead.

The officer said that Shiva and his six-year-old brother, Shivam, were playing in a vacant plot opposite to their residence in Sector 1 when the incident happened. “An old sofa was kept in the plot for Holi fire. The children were playing on the sofa when it caught fire. The elder brother managed to get off it but the one-year-old could not,” the officer added.

Shivam then spotted neighbour Inderpal and told him about the incident. The neighbour then informed the children’s mother Mamta who was at home at that time.

The mother, along with a few neighbours doused the fire and pulled the child out. However, he was declared brought dead at the hospital. By that time, the deceased’s father, Praveshveer, a driver by profession, had also reached the hospital.

The police said that a case under IPC Sections 285 (negligent conduct with respect to fire) and 304A (causing death by negligence) has been registered at Dwarka South police station and an investigation is under way.

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