Ticket collector gets jail for pushing boy off running train

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Rourkela, Jul 5 (UNI) A local court today remanded a railway TTE, Navneet Mishra, who allegedly pushed a boy from a running train, in judicial custody.

SDJM, Rourkela, Bijay Kumar Mishra remanded the TTE in 15 day judicial custody after rejecting his bail application.

The railway employee was arrested on Thursday and was produced before the court today.

Thirteen-year-old Shankar Singh, a resident of Vedavyas slum colony, lost his right hand and a leg after he was pushed off the Mumbai-Howrah Geetanjali Express last Wednesday.

Shankar got a Rs 50 note while sweeping a second class compartment of the Mumbai-Howarah Geetanjali Express at the Rourkela station. The TTE on duty claimed that the note belonged to him and demanded the boy to return it. When Shankar refused to obey, the TT allegedly pushed him from the train.

Shankar was first admitted to a government hospital and then shifted to Ispat General Hospital, Rourkela.

After the incident hundreds of local people led by Janakalyan Pratisthan, an ngo, president Narendra Tripathy, a former Rourkela Muncipality Chairman held a demonstration in front of the railway station demanding action against the TTE.

The GRP registered a case u/s 336 (causing and endangering human life), 337 (Causing simple injury), 338 (causing grievious injury) of the IPC based on a complaint made by station superintendent Himanshu Kar.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced an assistance of Rs 1 lakh from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for Shankar's treatment.


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