14-year-old dies of burns; Case against a seven-year-old
A case has been registered against a seven-year-old boy in the neighborhood in connection with the death of a 14-year-old boy in a fire. A 14-year-old boy who was undergoing treatment for burns died on Wednesday, Udyog Nagar Police Circle Inspector Manoj Singh Sikarwal said. The accused child is still with his parents. Police said they had sought the advice of the court in the matter. Police have also sought permission to conduct an examination to determine the age of the child.
The 14-year-old was treated at Kota MBS Hospital for a month with 60 per cent burns. Before his death, the 14-year-old had told police that the seven-year-old had set himself on fire with diesel after the May 13 altercation. A 14-year-old man testified that an angry seven-year-old boy brought a bottle of diesel from his father’s car parked nearby and poured it on his body while he was playing near his house in Prem Nagar Colony, the Circle Inspector said. Based on the statement given by the child during the treatment, the police had registered a case under Section 307 of the IPC against the seven-year-old for attempted murder. He was charged with murder after the child died.
The family hails from Sheopur in Madhya Pradesh and lives in a rented house in Prem Nagar Colony in Kota. The father of the accused child is an auto driver. The family of the seven-year-old went home after the incident. The body of the deceased child was left to the family members after postmortem.
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