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Tweet to Union Railway Minister helps save life of mentally ill youth at Tatanagar

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Jamshedpur, August 27: A tweet to Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal helped the Tatanagar railway police to recover a 16 year old boy from a compartment of Puri-bound Purushottam Superfast Express last night.

The boy was fastened to a chain by his neck and hands is deaf-and-dumb. The recovery of the boy was made following a message sent to the twitter handle of Union railway minister Piyush Goyal by a Bhuabaneswar-based engineering student Rishav Raj.

The boy who was still in trauma and whose identity was yet to be established was admitted at the MGM Medical College Hospital.

Inspector, Railway Protection Force (RPF), Tatanagar, MK Singh said that a passenger, Anand Vijay Jha, who was travelling in the S-8 coach of the superfast train had first noticed the boy fastened with a chain.

“To utter shock the boy was sitting at one corner of the bogie and Jha saw him while going to the toilet. Soon Jha, who had boarded the train from Bokaro for Bhubaneswar informed his friend Rishav about the predicament of the boy. Rishav had immediately twitted to the twitter handle, resulting in a message to come to us. We received the information about boy through the tweet by 9.30 pm and the train arrived at the station by 10.15 pm. As soon as the train arrived a team of the RPF swooped over coach and recovered the boy,” said Singh.

The RPF inspector said soon they took the boy to the adjoining railway hospital for treatment and then they had informed the Childline.

“As we saw, we thought the boy was shocked and traumatised due to getting fastened to iron chain. But today a doctor at the railway hospital at Khasmaha, declared that he is deaf and dumb, but also traumatised.

When the officials of Childline turned up, we handed the boy over to them. They shifted the boy at the government medical college hospital for further treatment,” the RPF inspector said.

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