Differently-abled man thrown out of moving train near Chandigarh

first_imgThree men allegedly thrashed and threw out a disabled man from a moving train near Ambala in Haryana after he objected to their smoking in the coach, police said on Friday.Upender Prasad, in his mid-40s, who is being treated at the civil hospital in Ambala, in his complaint said the three men in their early 20s assaulted him and later threw him out of the train after he asked them to stop smoking.Station House Officer, GRP, Ambala Cantt, Raj Bachchan told The Hindu that Mr. Prasad boarded the Kerala Sampark Kranti Express on June 30 and was heading for his hometown in Faridabad when the incident took place.“Mr. Prasad boarded the compartment for the disabled at 9.30 a.m. from Chandigarh in which three physically fit youngsters were also travelling. As the train left, the three men started smoking, to which Mr. Prasad objected. The altercation escalated and allegedly the three youth hurled abuses and thrashed him. Also, they snatched his cellphone and purse. Later, as the train slowed down ahead of the Ambala Cantt. station, Mr. Prasad was pushed out of the train by the attackers, leaving him unconscious,” said Mr. Bachchan.CCTV footage scannedThe SHO said that after Mr. Prasad regained consciousness he sought help from people who took him to the civil hospital. “He sustained injury on the head, besides a fracture in the shoulder and leg,” said Mr. Bachchan.CCTV footage at the Chandigarh railway station was being scrutinised.last_img

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