In a freak accident that was caught on camera, a 3-year-old boy in Hyderabad was injured at a Kacheguda mall on Tuesday night after he drove his tricycle off an escalator.
The child was reported to be at a children's play zone in Big Bazaar, when he slowly made his way to a moving ramp, and proceeded to tumble down, before crashing into the first floor and suffering injuries.
While the boy's parents lodged a police complaint against the mall management on Wednesday, the police have said that it was a clear case of negligence on part of the parents.
However, the cops did not register a case as they found it to be a clear case of parental negligence. The police concluded this after they visited the mall, and cross-checked CCTV footage.
They said that one Sudhakar, his wife and two kids had gone to the mall and it was his younger son, who was involved in the mishap.
Speaking to the Times of India, Sudhakar said, â€śI was unaware that my son, who was just a few feet away from us got onto the ramp.It was only later we realized that he was missing and saw that someone had met with a mishap on the lower floor. When I went closer to the victim, I found it was my son, bleeding. I carried my son and made the rounds of four different hospital. It is the responsibility of the mall management to man the ramps.''
The mall management has also blamed the parents.
â€śThe parents took a toy scooter from the childrenâ€™s section and told the child to sit on it. After taking a few snaps, they walked away into the electronics goods section as the boy refused to accompany them. When our salesman asked the boy to get down, he tried to move away and in the process slid down the escalator,â€ť E Durga Prasad, the security operations manager of the store, told Deccan Chronicle.
The police have not registered any case, and the boy's condition is said to be stable.
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