Mangaluru: Elderly woman dies after drinking petrol

Source: DHNS | Published on 2nd October 2021, 11:41 AM | Coastal News | Don't Miss |

Mangaluru: An elderly woman, who consumed petrol mistaking it for water, died on Thursday.

The deceased was identified as 79-year-old Padmavathy from Sampada Kodi near Perne village.

Padmavathy, a native of Bantwal, who was suffering from poor eyesight had come to her daughter’s house near Perne, three days ago.

Padmavathy drank the petrol which was kept in the house in order to fill the tank of grass mower. The elderly woman fell sick after drinking the petrol and was shifted to a hospital in Mangaluru. But the woman did not respond to treatment and died on Thursday. Uppinangady police have registered a case based on the complaint from Umanath, son-in-law of Padmavathy.

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