17-year-old receives burn injuries as uncle engages in brawl with cop
In a tussle between a police constable and a roadside vendor over illegal encroachment, a 17-year-old boy ended up suffering severe burn injuries after boiling oil spilt on him when the head constable accidentally hit a vessel in West Delhi’s Nangloi area on Tuesday night. The victim has been identified as Azhar, a native of West Bengal.
Pushpendra Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West), said: “Around 10.30 pm, the constable went to the neighbourhood to evict a roadside vendor selling chicken. Since it was an encroachment, the constable slightly pushed the wheel of the cart due to which a 17-year-old received minor injuries.”
<g data-gr-id="30">Babal</g>, who sells chicken in a cart in the area, was summoned by the constable. He along with Ustaad, his brother and their 17-year-old nephew Azhar were present when the constable came up to them.
According to police officials, in a war of words between <g data-gr-id="22">Babal</g> and the police constable, Jagdish, the latter accidentally hit a vessel containing boiling oil. Azhar, standing next to the vessel, received serious injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
<g data-gr-id="25">Babal</g> said: “The police constable came around 10 pm to collect the monthly from the roadside shopkeepers. When I refused to pay, he got furious and started abusing. Azhar was standing beside the vessel and in a fit of rage he threw the vessel at him.”
According to senior police officials, an FIR has been registered at the Nangloi police station under Section 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the IPC against the constable.
According to the police, <g data-gr-id="29">investigation</g> has begun.