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Doctors there are investigating the possibility that the infant, named Rahul, has suffered from spontaneous human combustion. They have also examined the child for a host of other medical conditions, as well as possible child abuse.
Multiple medical tests have given no indication that the baby could catch fire without an ignition source, according to the Times of India.
“We are in a dilemma and haven’t come to any conclusion,” Dr. Narayan Babu, head of pediatrics at Kilpauk Medical Hospital, told the New York Times. “The parents have held that the child burned instantaneously without any provocation. We are carrying out numerous tests. We are not saying it is SHC until all investigations are complete.”