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Elderly in Okhla hurls ‘inflammable substance’ on children for shattering his peace

An elderly has been arrested for allegedly throwing inflammable substance on some children and women who were playing nearby by his house in Bharat Nagar and shattered his serenity.

The incident allegedly took place on Sunday around 2 pm when the alleged elderly, a resident of Bharat Nagar, was sitting under the sun and three children and two women were around. He objected to the children playing near his house and when they didn’t pay heed to his request, the 70-year-old man got angry and threw a flammable substance on them.

The children identified as Aniket, Suresh and Adarsh and women received minor injuries and were rushed to a nearby hospital. They were released after treatment.

Police said they arrested the elderly man within a few hours of the incident after receiving a complaint from the women.

Local residents said it was not for the first time that the elderly identified as one Vinod Kumar had picked up fight earlier with people who used to drink and shout near his house. It is understood that children had allegedly lit fire near his house.

Investigation is on to find out which chemical substance is being used, according to police officials. The incident has left residents stumped.

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