Six-yr-old loses 2 fingers after being hit by tractor

Two fingers of a six-year-old boy’s right hand were severed after it was caught between a tree and a tractor on the Sohna-Palwal Road, on Monday. After the accident, the child was operated on at a private hospital in Sohna and his condition was reportedly stable, police said.

According to the police, the incident took place around 7pm when Ramgopal Singh, who stays in a rented house in Durga Colony, Sohna, his wife and their six-year-old boy were walking home from the local market after purchasing vegetables.

Police said the trio were near a tree when a tractor, coming from the opposite side, came towards them at a high speed.

“My wife and I manage to escape but the tractor hit the tree and my son’s right hand got caught in the space when he was trying to get out of the way. Due to the impact, two of his fingers were severed and one finger was stubbed,” Singh said in his complaint.

The boy was rushed to Civil Hospital in Sohna, from where he was referred to Safdarjung hospital in Delhi.

Sohna police station head constable Mahender, who only uses his first name, said the accused tractor driver abandoned the tractor and ran away.

“The tractor was confiscated and we are trying to trace its owner. The boy is undergoing treatment and is reported to be stable,” Mahender said.

A case was registered against the suspect at Sohna City police station on Tuesday.

First Published:
May 16, 2019 04:47 IST

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