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Odishatv Bureau

NHRC seeks report on boy thrown out of running train

Bhubaneswar: Taking suo moto cognizance of media reports on a 15-year old boy, who was allegedly pushed out of a train by a TTE while travelling without ticket on the Coromandal Express on June 25, the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) today issued a notice to the chairman, Railway Board seeking a report on the matter within six weeks.

The Commission, while issuing the notice, observed that the gruesome incident, as reported in an Odia daily on June 26, is an inhuman act and deserves to be condemned.

“Travelling without ticket is illegal but the accused TTE, being a public servant, is supposed to act in a responsible and lawful manner. Sure enough, he is aware that pushing a passenger out of a running train may cause threat to his life. Officers, while dealing with the public, are expected to conduct themselves in a humane and sensible manner,” the Commission observed.

According to the media report, the victim minor boy, P Krishna, who boarded the train from Visakhapatnam to reach Cuttack to meet his grandfather, had no money to buy a ticket. When he failed to show the ticket to the TTE, he demanded a bribe and searched his pockets. Finding no money in his pockets, the TTE abused and pushed him out of the running train near Mancheswar railway station in Bhubaneswar.

Krishna was rescued by the locals, who informed the Nandankanan Police Station in Bhubaneswar. The police shifted him to the Capital Hospital for treatment.

The family members of the victim have lodged a complaint with the Government Railway Police (GRP), which has recorded the statement of the victim and questioned the three TTEs of the train.

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