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8-year-old dies after having leftover liquor

Police said the boy was alone at home on Sunday afternoon.

Thiruvananthapuram | Published: January 21, 2014 2:07:28 am

An eight-year-old boy died after he consumed about 300 ml liquor, a leftover of a party held by his father at their home in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district Monday.

Police said the boy was alone at home on Sunday afternoon. His father and the mother had gone to attend separate functions. When they returned home, the parents saw the son in an unconscious state. Later in the evening, he gained normalcy at a hospital.

He told the doctors and parents that he had consumed liquor. Early Monday morning, his condition worsened and he died.
Quoting forensic surgeon, the police said the boy died due to excess alcohol intake.

The father told the police that he had turned a teetotaller recently, but a bottle of Bacardi rum was kept at home for his friends. After the recent get-together of the friends, about 350 ml of liquor was left in the bottle. The boy seemed to have consumed almost 300 ml of rum. A case of unnatural death was registered.

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