UP toddler critically wounded as local youth lights firecracker in her mouth

Lucknow: A three-year-old girl was critically wounded in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh when a local youth put a fire cracker in her mouth and lit it a day before Diwali, police said on Wednesday. The girl was rushed to a nearby medical facility where her condition is described as serious.

The incident happened at the Milak village on Tuesday, and the police having lodged a complaint against the accused have also 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 worsening her health.

(With inputs from IANS)