Ghaziabad: A 6-year-old boy died after he was allegedly administered spurious anti-rabies vaccine by a government hospital, his family alleged.

In a written complaint to district administration, Bhushan Kumar Tyagi on Friday alleged that his son Harsh died from rabies despite being administered the injections four times, on different dates at the Employees State Insurance (ESI) hospital in Sahibabad and alleged that the vaccine was either spurious or had expired.

The victim, a resident of Nand Nagri, was bitten by a stray dog on January 16 and was admitted to Guru Teg Bahadur hospital in Delhi when his condition worsened on February 5, he said.

The rabies virus was detected in his son's body, he said, while alleging that the injections at ESI were either expired or adulterated as the boy died.

Meanwhile, officials from the ESI hospital were not available for comment.