5-yr-old dies, 7-yr-old critical after steel glass containing cracker bursts
On the following day of Diwali, a 5-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries while a 7-year-old boy was critically injured when their neighbour allegedly lit a cracker in a steel glass causing the glass to burst and its parts stuck to their bodies in Bhalswa Dairy area on Thursday morning.
In yet another incident, a 23-year-old man suffered severe injuries and later died when a cracker injured his leg in Swaroop Nagar area.
According to the police, the first incident took place at around 11 am on Thursday morning when the two kids were standing beside their neighbour who has been identified as Chandra Mohan, alias Lala. He was burning crackers in a steel glass due to which the glass burst and three pieces pierced through one of the child, Lucky’s, stomach while two other pieces went inside Lakshay’s stomach, the other child. Both the children were rushed by the locals to Babu JagJivan Ram hospital where Lucky succumbed to injuries while Lakshay is said to be in a critical condition. Police said that after the incident, Chandra Mohan fled from the spot and has been absconding. A case has been registered against him at the Bhalswa Dairy police station under relevant sections of the law.
Meanwhile, in the second incident, a 23-year-old man succumbed to injuries when he was bursting crackers near his house in Swaroop Nagar area of North-west Delhi.
According to the police, the incident took place at around 9.30 pm on Tuesday night when Ravi Kant, the victim, was burning firecrackers near his house and a metal piece struck him on his leg. His family took him to AIIMS Trauma Center where he died due to late treatment. His body has been sent to Babu JagJivan Ram hospital for post-mortem.
Meanwhile, a major fire also broke out at the Gandhi Nagar area in East Delhi on Thursday afternoon. According to the fire department officials, fire broke out at the readymade garments showroom in the area at around 2.35 pm. 22 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames and it took a long time. No casualties have been reported.