Jharsuguda: A four-year-old boy was crushed to death by a paddy threshing machine at Barangamala village under Banaharapalli police limits in Jharsuguda district today.
The deceased has been identified as Soumya Ranjan, son of one Kishore Bhoi of the village.
Sources said when Kishore was threshing paddy in the machine on his farmland this morning, his son, who was playing playing nearby, accidentally fell on the machine and was later crushed to death. Though his father immediately rescued and admitted him to hospital, doctors declared him dead.
On receiving information, police reached the hospital for a post-mortem of the body.