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Boy dies aping hair-straightening act in social media

Boy dies aping hair-straightening act in social media
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Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 24 (PTI): A 12-year-old boy died

of burns he sustained while reportedly trying to imitate an

hair-straighteningact shown in the social media, police said

on Wednesday.

The deceased was Sivanarayanan of Venganoor near here.

The seventh standard school student on Tuesday

reportedly applied kerosene to his hair and tried to

straighten it with a lit matchstick, the police said.

Videos of people straightening hair using spirit and

fire had gone viral in the social media.

The boy, said to be a social media addict, was taken to

hospital. He died today, the police said.

Only his grandmother was at home when he tried the act

in the bathroom, they said. PTI LGK

NVG NVG


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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