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TN Shocker: Father sets 4-year-old son ablaze on astrologer’s advice

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 March 2021, 10:50 IST

In a shocking incident, a superstitious father set his four-year-old son ablaze in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvarur district.

The boy died after sustaining 90 percent burn injuries, indiatoday.in reported.

The accused man identified as Ramky, an auto driver, who was having strong trust in astrology and also used to frequently visit several astrologers.

According to reports, when Ramky visited an astrologer who told him that there is trouble in his life due to the bad horoscope of his son, and might even be a cause of threat to his life.

Ramky was allegedly told that his son should not be living with him for the next 15 years and then decided to send him away to study with his relatives. However, his wife had objected.

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On Monday, Ramky was in an inebriated condition and had a heated argument with his wife over the same issue. Subsequently, he doused his 4-year-old son in kerosene and set him on fire.

After seeing the child in the flames, neighbours doused the fire and rushed him to the Government Hospital. However, the four-year-old boy later succumbed to burn injuries.

Meanwhile, the accused has been arrested and has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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First published: 3 March 2021, 12:57 IST