5-year-old boy's leg gets stuck in Metro, 3 injured

A five-year-old boy had a narrow escape after his leg got stuck between the doors of a Metro train at Rajiv Chowk Metro station, police said on Saturday.

Aditya was waiting with his parents at platform No. 3 to catch a train plying on Dwarka Sector 21-Vaishali route.

“A train going towards Vaishali arrived at 10.55 am. The boy was standing ahead of his parents when commuters were getting inside. As soon as Aditya put his leg in, the doors closed and his leg was stuck,” a police official said.

Guards come to rescue

His parents tried to pull him but they could not. He was then dragged for 30 metres on the platform before being pulled out by Metro security guards.

“Rajesh and Hemant ran after the child and rescued him. Both the guards were injured, while Aditya got minor bruises,” the officer said.

They were taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. Aditya and Rajesh were discharged after getting first-aid, while Hemant is undergoing treatment.

A Delhi Metro Rail Corporation spokesperson refuted the claim that Aditya was stuck between the doors of a moving Metro train.

“As the kid was trying to board, the doors closed and the train started to move. Seeing this, two security guards ran after the child to avoid any incident. The guards were injured in the rescue attempt,” he said.

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