New Delhi: A three-year-old boy, who fell into a huge pot containing boiling sugar syrup after being hit by a speeding e-rickshaw in Trilokpuri area of east Delhi on Tuesday, has succumbed to his injuries.
The incident took place on Wednesday evening when Pinky, carrying her three-year-old son Dev in her arms, was standing outside a sweet shop, a senior police officer said.
A speeding e-rickshaw hit her causing Dev to fall out of her arms, into the huge pot containing boiling sugar syrup prepared for jalebis, kept outside the shop, he said.
Pinky tried to pull him out and also suffered burn injuries, and both were rushed to Safdarjung Hospital, where Dev succumbed to his injuries after two hours of treatment, while Pinky is recuperating.
Family members of the victim staged a protest outside the Mayur Vihar police station and demanded immediate arrest of the e-rickshaw driver, who had fled the spot after the incident. They alleged that e-rickshaws are a nuisance in the area.
Police is considering action against the owner of the sweet shop, as he had placed the boiling pot on the road in blatant disregard for law.