Youth sets off cracker in mouth of 3-year-old

A three-year-old girl was critically wounded in Meerut when a youth, Harpal, put a fire cracker in her mouth and lit it on Deepavali eve, police said on Wednesday. The girl was rushed to a medical facility where her condition is described as serious. The girl has received 50 stitches and her throat has also been infected. The incident happened at Milak village on Tuesday. The police have 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.

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