Mobile phone left on charge by parents blows up, kills 8-month-old daughter

Updated on Sep 13, 2022 02:18 PM IST

The UP police said the parents of the infant in Bareilly district have not filed a formal complaint after the phone exploded, leading to the death of their daughter due to burn injuries

Police said the UP parents had put the mobile phone with a swollen battery on charge. The phone exploded some time later, leading to their daughter’s death (Representative Image/) (HT File Photo/tech.hindustantimes.com/Sachin Yadav)
Police said the UP parents had put the mobile phone with a swollen battery on charge. The phone exploded some time later, leading to their daughter’s death (Representative Image/) (HT File Photo/tech.hindustantimes.com/Sachin Yadav)

LUCKNOW: In a bizarre incident, an eight-month-old infant girl Neha was killed on Monday after she suffered burn injuries when the battery of a mobile phone next to her for charging exploded in UP’s Bareilly district on Sunday night.

The girl’s parents Kusum Kashyap and Sunil Kumar Kashyap told media persons that the phone was purchased nearly six months ago but its battery was swollen for past few weeks. They said the mobile was plugged into a switch connected to a solar panel.

The mother of the baby, was not present in the room at the time of the explosion. They said the mother rushed in after hearing a loud noise and shouted for help after discovering her daughter injured.

Police officials said the baby had suffered serious burn injuries and succumbed to her injuries during treatment in the hospital. They said no complaint had been lodged so far by the girl’s parents.

The father of the child is a labourer and lives in an under-construction house without a power connection. His family uses a solar plate and a battery for lighting and charging mobile phones. The couple had two daughters. The elder daughter is 5-year-old Nandini.

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