A young doctor aspirant from Kolar district allegedly injected children including six-month-old babies with distilled water using a pharmacy syringe on Monday.
The Times of India reported that the girl was an eighth standard student in Kolar. She had bunked class and reached a village around 4pm, said police.
After Maya (name changed) who hails from Dugamarampalli reached Nakkalagadda, a neighbouring village on the Andhra Pradesh border, she acted like a paramedical staffer and injected a dozen children including six-month-old babies with distilled water.
According to police, Maya also mixed a veterinary drug with water. After she had injected over a dozen children, a health worker in the area stopped Maya from doing so and rushed the children to Jalappa Hospital in Kolar.
Kolar deputy commissioner Trilok Chandra asked a few doctors from another hospital rush to Jalappa Hospital. Dr Lakshmiah, medical superintendent, Jalappa Hospital, said that the children had to be kept under observation for 36 hours before being discharged on Wednesday. However, he assured there was no need to worry.
Parents of the affected kids have lodged a police complaint at Gownipalli police station and the police are probing where she got the syringe, reported TOI.
This is an aggregated report from the Times of India