‘Diwali Cracker’ Turns Out To Be Dynamite, 10 Year Old Injured In Rajasthan

Written by | December 14, 2016 | 0

Just like any other kid of his age, Yash, a 10-year-old boy from Ramkumar pura village, Rajasthan would spend his day studying and playing. Little did he know that his life would be upside down in the span of a single afternoon.

On 8 December, Yash was playing in the fields near his family’s agricultural land. There is mine close to this area. When he felt hungry, he started plucking fruits from the berry trees lining the edge of the property. Something on the ground caught his eye. It looked like a Diwali cracker but was much bigger.

Intrigued by it, he picked it up and brought it home. Once at home, he saw that there was a wick to it, again, just like his Diwali crackers. Excited, he placed it in the yard and lit it with an incense stick. Before he could understand what happened, there was a loud blast, and Yash lost his thumb and two fingers.

What Yash found on the ground was not a Diwali bomb, but a stick of dynamite.

His parents rushed him to the hospital located 10 km away from his village. His father reported this case to the police station and asked them to file a FIR. The Police requested the parents to get reports from a doctor. Even when the parents got the medical reports, police was reluctant to register a complaint.

They blamed the parents and said that they should have kept an eye on their child. It was only after the intervention from the local social workers that they finally registered a FIR under Section 367 of the IPC and 9B of the Explosives Act.

 

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