Disabled pushed from running train
Pravakar Pradhan of Raghunathpur area in Jagatsinghpur district, who used to earn livelihood by begging in trains, was allegedly pushed from the running Palasa-Paradip DMU on Thursday night.
The boy who had already lost his left hand up to elbow one-and-half years ago in a fire incident, got his right leg severed under the wheels of the train while his right hand was also completely damaged, said Dr D N Moharana, superintendent of the S C B Medical College and Hospital.
"There was no option for doctors than amputing the boy`s right hand and right leg as gangrene had set in," Dr Moharana said adding that Pravakar was now left with a single limb, the left leg.
Pravakar had lost his father six years ago. He was the earning member of the family comprising his widow mother and a younger brother, said social activist B K Roy, who first admitted him at Jagatsinghpur district headquarter hospital last night.
The boy was shifted to the medical college hospital on Friday morning.
Meanwhile admitting a letter petition filed by Nationalist Lawyers Forum secretary Nishikanta Mishra, High Court`s Division Bench comprising Justice B P Das and Justice P K Nayak issued a direction to district collector of Cuttack to ensure the boy`s free of cost treatment.
The High Court also ordered the superintendents of Jagatsinghpur district and government railway police to probe into the incident and submit a status report on February 13.