FIR filed against worker from UP for assault on minor in Kerala
While playing, the tyre reportedly hit the migrant worker named Salman a couple of times who took offence and grabbed the stick from the boy’s hand and beat him with it
Kochi: A migrant worker from Uttar Pradesh was booked in Kerala on charges of assaulting a minor boy who had to be hospitalised, a police officer said.
The incident took place on September 2 when the 12-year-old boy was playing with a tyre near his house. While playing, the tyre reportedly hit the migrant worker named Salman a couple of times who took offence and grabbed the stick from the boy’s hand and beat him with it. He also grabbed the boy’s neck and pushed him to the ground, the officer said.
“The parents of the child initially took him to a private hospital where he was referred to the Manjeri Govt Medical College Hospital. But the parents didn’t take him there and brought him home. When the pain again started, they finally took him to the government hospital where he has been admitted since. Doctors informed the police about the assault on the boy and a case was booked on the complaint of the family on Wednesday,” said an officer at the Thenhipalam police station where the FIR was registered.
“We have booked a case against Salman under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and section 324 (causing hurt using dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code. We have learnt that he was fired from the shoe manufacturing firm where he was employed shortly after the assault on the boy. He later left the state and is currently believed to be in Delhi,” the officer said.