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Boy dies aping hair-straightening act in social media

Published: 24th Mar 2021 7:02 pm

Thiruvananthapuram: A 12-year-old boy died of burns he sustained while reportedly trying to imitate an hair-straightening act shown in the social media, police said on Wednesday.
The deceased was Sivanarayanan of Venganoor near here.

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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.

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