Mystery remains as blazing baby discharged from KMC - The New Indian Express

Mystery remains as blazing baby discharged from KMC

Published: 24th August 2013 08:13 AM

Last Updated: 24th August 2013 09:56 AM

After a fortnight-long treatment and observation for suspected Spontaneous Human Combustion (SHC), three-month-old Rahul was discharged from the Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) Hospital here on Friday.

The baby, son of farm-hands Karnan and Rajeswari from T Parangini village in Villupuram district, was treated since August 8 for extensive burns, claimed to have sustained due to SHC, a rare phenomenon in medical history. According to the parents, the child went up in flames four times since his birth.

KMC Dean Dr P Ramakrishnan told the media that 30 different tests conducted so far have not yielded any proof for the rare phenomenon. “Results of the tests showed no sign of SHC. The baby was cured of burns and the parents desired to take him back with them instead of keeping him at a Child Welfare Home for further care,” he said.

The parents were provided counselling for the safe up-keep of the infant. Dr Ramakrishnan maintained that there was a possibility of child abuse or mischief and only a police investigation could throw light on that.

Earlier, on Thursday the Dean lodged a complaint with the police to investigate and take necessary steps to protect the baby from recurrence of any such incident. A similar petition was sent to the Child Welfare Committee. “The child would be under the observation of the PHC in the village as well as the GH at Villupuram.


Also read:

KMC lodges complaint over 'blazing baby'

Blazing baby: Doctors clueless after test results

In rare condition, infant turns flame boy, suffers burns


Disclaimer: We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the NIE editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.


Recent Activity

Pinterest Google Plus Twitter Facebook tumblr RSS Mobile Site apple Newshunt