Teargas shell fired by police fractures minor’s jaw

ST Correspondent
Friday, 10 August 2018

A six-year-old girl sustained injuries after allegedly being hit by a teargas shell fired by the police to disperse Maratha protesters. A doctor said that the jaw of Aisha Abdul Jakati, a resident of Lokmanya Vasahat near CNG station, is fractured. 

Pune: A six-year-old girl sustained injuries after allegedly being hit by a teargas shell fired by the police to disperse Maratha protesters. A doctor said that the jaw of Aisha Abdul Jakati, a resident of Lokmanya Vasahat near CNG station, is fractured. 

The colony is situated near Kothrud police station along Paud Road. The police had used teargas shells to disperse the protesters. When a shell hit Aisha, family members rushed her to a nearby hospital, where X-ray report stated that her jaw has been fractured. 

Her grandfather said that the police should have been careful and should not have fired the shell towards the residential colony. He also alleged that a private hospital refused to treat the girl and demanded treatment cost of over Rs 1 lakh. 

When contacted, Police Inspector Appasaheb Shevale said, “We are busy in other cases of the protesters. I am yet to get all details about the girl’s injuries.”

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