Class 7 boy sets himself ablaze in Kottayam, succumbs to injuries


Kottayam: In a shocking incident, a 12-year-old boy set himself ablaze after dousing himself with petrol here on Saturday. The deceased is identified as Pambady native Madhav.

The incident took place around 11 am on Saturday.

It is reported that the boy set himself on fire after quarrelling with his parents.

Though he was rushed to Kottayam medical college, he breathed his last as he suffered 80 per cent burns.

He was a class 7 student at Pambady Cheruvallykkavu Sree Bhadra School.

His body is being kept at the medical college mortuary.

(Suicide is not a solution to any problem. Seek the help of a mental health expert if you are in distress. Toll-free helpline number- 1056).

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