Meerut, Nov 8: A three-year-old girl was battling for her life, after a man allegedly burst a 'suttli bomb' inside her mouth in Sardhana area of the district, police said on Thursday.
The incident took place on Monday night but the family members informed police on Wednesday.
The girl was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition in Millak village on Daraula road.
The 'suttli bomb' exploded inside the girl's mouth as a result she received 50 stitches. Her condition is stated to be critical.
Shashi Kumar, the girl's father, in his complaint has named local youth Harpal, who went to his daughter while was playing outside their house and stuffed a 'suttli bomb' in her mouth and lit the fuse.
An FIR has been registered against Harpal, but he is on run.
Police has launched a manhunt to nab the culprit.
Youth bursts cracker in 3-yr-old girl's mouth in UP