Boy pushed off train for not paying Rs.50, loses limbs

July 2nd, 2008 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, July 2 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy lost a leg and a hand Wednesday after he was allegedly pushed out of a running train in Orissa for not paying Rs.50 to a travelling ticket examiner (TTE). Sankar Singh has been admitted in a hospital and is undergoing treatment, E-TV Oriya television channel reported.

He was sweeping a compartment in the Mumbai-Howrah Geetanjali Express train when it was standing at the railway station at steel city of Rourkela, some 500 km from here.

He found a Rs.50 note while sweeping the floor of the compartment.

A TTE demanded he hand over the note, claiming that it had accidentally fallen from his pocket. The boy refused.

The TTE allegedly slapped him and pushed him out of the train, which had started and by then gathered speed, the report said.

“The boy is undergoing treatment and at present is not able to speak,” officer-in-charge of Rourkela railway police station Arjun Kumar Sahu told IANS. Thepolice have booked the TTE for assault and causing injuries to the boy.

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