Lucknow, July 18: In a shocking incident, a small child suffered burn injuries when a railway protection force (RPF) sub-inspector allegedly kicked at a pressure cooker from a burning stove and the boiling liquid spilled on the child, scalding his right arm.

The incident took place on Saturday (near a railway toilet, where ragpickers reside in makeshift shanties) during an anti-encroachment drive at Charbagh railway station and a video clip of the incident went viral on social media. Goa Police Rescues Abducted Infant Within 24 Hours, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Lauds Efforts.

The toddler's mother, Rekha said: "Two cops, including a sub-inspector suddenly barged into our hut and began tossing our household stuff. My son suffered burns after a cop suddenly kicked at a pressure cooker in which pulses was being cooked."

However, Mukesh Kumar, SHO, RPF, Charbagh said: "An anti-encroachment drive was conducted, but allegations of Sub inspector kicking at a pressure cooker which caused burn injuries to a toddler are baseless." These ragpickers are often summoned by railway authorities to pick bodies from railway tracks and are paid for the service.

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