The two boys had gathered to celebrate a birthday. What was expected to be a happy evening took a horrific turn, when the two boys mistook acid for cold drink and gulped it down.
In a tragic incident, two minor boys from Bengaluru died on Wednesday night, after they mistakenly consumed sulphuric acid.
Television news channel News 9 reported that 9-year-old Aryan Singh and 8-year-old Sahil Sankar were at the latterâ€™s house to celebrate his birthday.
The incident happened at Sahil's house in Kellari road in the city.
According to the report, after having food, the boys happened to see a liquid stored in a glass bottle. Presuming the liquid to be a cold drink, the duo reportedly consumed it.
Sahil's father is a goldsmith, who had reportedly stored the acid at his residence for the purpose of melting gold.
Confirming the incident to TNM, city market police said: "It was Sahil's birthday today. His father had kept the acid in the juice bottle. Thinking it was juice, the boys drank it."
(This is a developing story)