Four-year-old dies after falling into cooking utensil

July 27th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, July 27 (IANS) A four-year-old girl died after falling into a utensil in which a mid-day meal was being cooked in a school in Jharkhand, police said Wednesday.

The incident happened at Ursuline Middle School in Sundil village here, they said.

The girl, identified as Pushpa, fell into a utensil full of hot dal (pulses), a police officer said.

Geeta Khalko, a maid in the school, held the authorities responsible for her daughter’s death.

The cook was removed but the authorities insisted that it was an accident.

A nine-year-old girl had died in similar fashion in July 2009.

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