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Child falls into pot of boiling syrup, dies


New Delhi, July 30 :

A three-year-old boy died after he fell into a pot of boiling sugar syrup, police said here Wednesday.

The child, Dev, was in his mother’s arms when she was hit by an e-rickshaw outside a sweet shop in east Delhi’s Trilokpuri area Tuesday evening, knocking the child off into the pot of boiling sugar syrup.

His mother, Pinky, tried to pull the child out of the pot, and also suffered burns on her hands.

Both were rushed to a hospital, where Dev died of his injuries.

Police said Dev and his mother were on their way to buy milk from the market when the e-rickshaw hit her.

Pinky, who works as a domestic help, said she shouted for help but no one stepped forward.

“I put both my hands into the pot to pull out my son. No one came to help,” she said.

The police said the e-rickshaw driver abandoned the vehicle and ran away. Police are looking for him while his vehicle has been impounded.