A 34-year-old MCD employee’s attraction for his wife’s sister almost proved fatal for his eight-year-old nephew. The man threw the child in front of an oncoming train just to divert his family’s attention from getting the woman married, police said on Wednesday.
“The accused has been identified as Karambir, a class IV MCD employee by profession and a resident of southwest Delhi’s Palam Village,” said Sharad Aggarwal, deputy commissioner of police (southwest).
The child, who suffered critical injuries and had to get his right hand amputated, told the police that his uncle had thrown him infront of the train.
The police said Karambir had even tried to get the woman’s brother implicated in false shootout case just for good measure. “Karambir, who was arrested on Wednesday, had made a hoax PCR call on January 20 in an attempt to mislead the police by saying that his brother-in-law, Vikas, was the prime accused in a shootout case,” said a senior police officer.
“The very next day, he had abducted the child on the pretext of getting him a puppy from outside his house in Palam Village and brought him to Mongolpuri on his motorcycle,” the police officer added.
According to the police, the child was kept in a slum dwelling in Mongolpuri on the night before he was pushed infront of a moving goods train.
Karambir left the tracks presuming that the boy had died after being hit by the train.
But fortunately, the boy survived and was spotted by a passerby who made a PCR call and informed the police about the incident. He was immediately rushed to Sanjay Gandhi hospital,” the officer said.
The police said the victim was first shifted to RML and then to Safdarjung Hospital where his condition is now stated to be stable.
“The boy was found in the Mongolpuri area, where Karambir lives. During the inquiry, the victim’s grandfather raised doubts about Karambir. The boy’s testimony helped nail Karambir,” Aggarwal said, adding that Karambir admitted to his involvement in both the cases.