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BJP MP’s granddaughter dies due to burn injuries

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In an unfortunate incident, the six-year-old granddaughter of BJP MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Tuesday succumbed to burn injuries in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj.

Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s granddaughter’s clothes reportedly caught fire on Monday from firecrackers. Notably, she was admitted to a hospital in Prayagraj with over 60 per cent burns.

The incident

On the night of Diwali, the six-year-old had gone to play with other children on the terrace of her house when her dress caught fire due to firecrackers.

Due to the noise of crackers, nobody could hear her cries, later she was found in a burnt condition by someone.

She was immediately rushed to a private hospital for treatment but succumbed to the injuries.

The girl had suffered 60 per cent burns when she was spotted. She was immediately shifted to a private hospital for initial treatment.

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Notably, she was to be shifted to the Delhi Military Hospital for treatment and was to be airlifted for the same. However, before that could happen, she succumbed to her injuries.

The MP had spoken to defence minister Rajnath Singh, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan and UP CM Yogi Adityanath for the treatment of her granddaughter.

People should be careful: UP deputy CM

Keshav Prasad Maurya, UP’s deputy CM, said there was a plan to airlift the child to Delhi today. Condoling her death, he said, “The child must have been playing and I have been told she was burnt because of that. We had fixed getting her shifted to Delhi but we did not expect such news. I am shocked and pained at the loss. If people are careful, things will not come to this.”

“My deepest condolences to the family and prayers for the departed soul,” he added.

Notably, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, 71, had joined the BJP in 2016 after quitting the Congress, her party for 24 years. She had served as the Congress’s UP chief for five years, from 2007 to 2012.

 

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