Can A Baby Just Burst Into Flames?

Submitted by: drawman61 3 years ago in Weird
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2401922/Baby-Rahul-This-child-claimed-spontaneously-combusted-times.html

Mother claims this one did four times
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Male 1,060
Is it that nun again?
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Male 37,662
Sounds like classic `Munchausen by proxy syndrome` to me. @Squrlz4 is correct!

It`s usually the mother doing it. Hard to say if the father`s in on it too, or just plain dumb.

MSBP is a terrible thing! Stories like this just feed the urge...
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Male 4,431
There may be an innocent explanation in that, you know, they`re applying something flammable (that they don`t know is) to the baby`s skin and then smoking near it? Or perhaps they`re applying something to the skin that reacts with the detergent residue on the sheets, or whatever?

But, nah, likely one or both of them are just lighting him up. I think Squrlz4Sale nailed it: MBPS. :-(
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Male 725
Every time Obama tells a lie, a baby bursts into flames.
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Male 170
your baby is an f-ing superhero. FLAME ON!
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Female 655
Poor thing :(
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Male 6,227
@ Draculya: I`m with you. That child should be removed from that household ASAP. I have no doubt that a hidden video camera would reveal the husband or wife swabbing the baby with lighter fluid or something similar and applying a match.

Munchausen by proxy syndrome (MBPS) is a known disorder of parents and has been documented countless times. Spontaneous human combustion? Puh-leez.

Madduck, you were asking for someone to point out fault with this DM article, so here it is: The article violates the principle of Occam`s razor. Rather than attributing this poor child`s burns to what is almost certainly a case of child abuse by a mentally-ill parent, the reporter here attributes the cause to an implausible phenomenon that`s never once been documented.
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Male 2,332
The explanation is simple. This is the anti-christ.
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Male 593
Spontaneous Combustion or mentally ill parents , you decide!
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Male 14,826
I`m not buying the parents` story.
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Male 38,455

Burn baby, burn
Disco inferno
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Male 2,549
"Foul play appears to have been ruled out, with Karnan Perumal saying that he and his wife would never be `crazy [enough] to burn our own baby`."

Really? THAT`s all it takes to dispose of suspicion?

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Male 1,397
He`s a Firestarter. A twisted Firestarter. ....and an instigator, to boot!
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Female 7,866
More worrying than the article- is the fact that the DM has apparently published a piece of writing which does not make me explode with fury... how strange. I would like a bit more information- but at first glance this seems fairly balanced- for the love of God- SOMEONE POINT OUT THE FLAWS!!!!..
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Male 38,455

It`s all that hot curry.
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Male 7,775
Link: Can A Baby Just Burst Into Flames? [Rate Link] - Mother claims this one did four times
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