Heights of Inhumanity! Child gets burn injuries after cop kicks at pressure cooker in Lucknow
The incident took place on Saturday (near a railway toilet, where ragpickers reside in makeshift shanties) during an anti-encroachment drive at Charbagh railway stationAuthor : Avneet Kaur
In a shocking incident, a small child suffered burn injuries when a railway protection force (RPF) sub-inspector allegedly kicked at a pressure cooker from a burning stove and the boiling liquid spilled on the child, scalding his right arm.
The incident took place on Saturday (near a railway toilet, where ragpickers reside in makeshift shanties) during an anti-encroachment drive at Charbagh railway station and a video clip of the incident went viral on social media.
The toddler's mother, Rekha said: "Two cops, including a sub-inspector suddenly barged into our hut and began tossing our household stuff. My son suffered burns after a cop suddenly kicked at a pressure cooker in which pulses was being cooked."
However, Mukesh Kumar, SHO, RPF, Charbagh said: "An anti-encroachment drive was conducted, but allegations of Sub inspector kicking at a pressure cooker which caused burn injuries to a toddler are baseless."
These ragpickers are often summoned by railway authorities to pick bodies from railway tracks and are paid for the service.
Meanwhile, divisional railway manager of Lucknow division, Sanjay Tripathi has said that they have ordered an enquiry into the incident by a lady officer and those find responsible will not be spared.