Infant dies after consuming kerosene

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Salem:  A baby girl died after she consumed kerosene which was kept in a tumbler, as her brick kiln labourer-parents drank tea, police said .

The incident happened on February 26 when the family was sitting outside the kiln and drinking tea in front of a fire to beat the morning chill when the one-and-a-half year old girl drank the kerosene, probably mistaking it to be for tea, police said.

She died in hospital, police said, adding, a case has been registered under CrPc 174 (police to inquire and report on suicide,etc).

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