Jajpur,Feb 26 (LocalWire): A 17 year old minor boy of Jajpur district who lost his right hand following an injury at work in a rice mill will get Rs 9. 38 Lakh as compensation by the rice mill owner after the intervention of authorities.
Chandan Sahoo (17) of Sankhachila village under Korei police station lost his right hand in an accident in the Krupalu rice mill at Panikoili ten months ago.
“Chandan shudders to recall the day when tragedy struck him. 2nd, April 2019, is a date I can never forget .
I was working in the rice mill. Inadvertently, I put my hand in the wheels of the machine after which I lost my right hand “, said Chandan.
“My father Rabindra Sahoo is a daily wager. I have an elder sister and a mother. To eke out livings of our family, I was working in the rice mill.
But the accident in the rice mill ruined my life.”, said Chandan.
“My son spent two weeks in a private hospital in Cuttack where his right hand was amputated by the doctors”, said Rabindra, Chandan’s father.
“Chandan was assured to be provided with an artificial hand and money by the owner of the rice mill but he failed to keep his promise”, said victim’s father.
To get justice for Chandan, his mother Purnima filed a case against the owner of the rice mill in the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class at Jajpur on 17th February 2020 and the court directed the police officer of Panikoili police station to investigate the matter.
‘After getting the order of the court, we launched investigation and filed a case against the owner of the rice mill under sections 287 (negligent conduct with respect to machinery), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and under the provisions of Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 ‘, said the IIC of Panikoili police station, Ajaya Jena.
“A case was filed against the rice mill owner, Anirudha Dash and a notice served after which a cheque of Rs 9. 38 Lakh was deposited in our office as compensation for the vicitm on Tuesday”, said Gopal Krushna Mangaraj, the Labour Inspector of the District Labour Office at Jajpur.