Boy survives after iron rod pierces through his chin

October 20th, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A 12-year-old son of a blind couple Monday survived miraculously even though an iron rod pierced through his chin and came out from the upper side of the face near the eye after his fall from a staircase.Shiv Dutt, a Class 8 student of the Thomson Public School in west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar, was rushed in a police control room (PCR) van to the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital where doctors performed a surgery to remove the rod.

According to doctors, there was no damage to his eyes and his condition was stable.

In the morning Dutt, living in the school hostel, had ventured out on a newly built portion on the top floor of the two-storey building to collect the clothes that he had put out for drying. While stepping on a wooden staircase, he slipped down and the rod pierced through his chin.

According to school principal Kamlesh Dutt, the boy stands first in his class. He and his younger sister Seema stay in the school hostel.

Shiv Dutt, whose family lives in Wazirabad, took admission in the hostel three years ago.

“We would bear all costs of his treatment. I wanted to shift him to a private nursing home but the police want treatment to continue in the same hospital. We are thankful to god and wish he gets well soon and returns to the hostel,” said Kamlesh Dutt.

The victim’s father Tulsi Das was relieved after the operation.

“God has saved his eyes and doctors say my son is out of danger,” he said.

But Deputy Commissioner of Police (West Delhi) Shard Aggarwal said they had registered a case of negligence and were investigating the matter.

“We have sought explanation from school authorities how the victim reached the top floor without being noticed by anyone,” he said.

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