A nine-month-old baby boy choked to death after consuming a live fish.

The shocking incident happened on Monday, July 12, in the Undi village of West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh, India.

The deceased child, identified as Nanda Kishore was with his mother, Usha, and father, Narayana, when the horrifying incident occurred.

According to a report from The Hindu, the toddler was playing with his parents when a neighbor, who had gone fishing in the nearby canal, came to their home with some live fish.

The toddler’s father reportedly placed a live fish near the boy’s mouth in a bid to entertain him.

However, the fish, about three inches in length, slipped into the toddler’s mouth. The fish got stuck in the boy’s mouth and then he began choking.

The boy’s father tried his best to pull the fish out but it was lodged in his throat, said Undi Sub-Inspector Ravi Kumar.

The boy’s parents immediately rushed him to a nearby hospital, but for their vain, the child was declared dead at the hospital.

"Doctors who performed the post-mortem said the toddler died due to asphyxiation," the outlet quoted, Mr. Ravi Kumar, as saying.

A case has been registered under Section 174 Crpc (death under suspicious circumstances) of the Indian Penal Code.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a one-and-a-half-year-old child died after a beetle got stuck to his throat. The incident reportedly happened on Saturday, July 10, at a home in the Kasaragod district of Kerala, India.

The boy, identified as Anved, was playing inside his house when he suddenly developed uneasiness and fell unconscious.

The child was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. However, the doctors could not ascertain the cause of death.

The toddler's body was then sent to a medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

During the autopsy, forensic surgeons recovered a dead beetle from the toddler's respiratory tract. The child's body was then handed over to his family.

After the inquest by Kasaragod Town Police, the toddler's funeral was held at the Chennikkara public cemetery.

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