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.