Keonjhar: A woman and her one-month-old daughter were burnt to death after a kerosene lamp fell on them in Sanamasinabila village under Ghatagaon police station limits in Keonjhar district on February 11 night.
The deceased duo have been identified as Kuntilata Nayak, wife of Rabi Nayak of Sanamasinabila village and their baby girl.
The tragic incident took place while Kuntilata was filling kerosene in a lamp kept on a shelf in her house with the one-month-old in her hand. Due to her negligence the lamp which was already burning, fell on the duo. Both the mother and the child sustained critical burn injuries along with Kuntilata’s mother-in-law who sustained burn injury while trying to save the mother and the child.
The injured trio was rushed to Ghatagaon CHC immediately by the family members and later shifted to Keonjhar District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) due to deteriorating condition where Kuntilata and her child succumbed to the injuries.