A one-and-a-half-year-old baby is in a critical condition after falling down the side of an escalator at the Srirampura Metro station in Bengaluru. The incident took place on Sunday and the child who received serious head injuries has been rushed to a hospital.
The childâ€™s grandfather was carrying the toddler in his right arm and was taking the escalator to the platform where trains moving towards Nadaprabhu Kempegowda (Majestic) station halt. Suddenly, the child slipped from his hands and off the side of the escalator and fell to the ground level. The child landed on Mahakavi Kuvempu road, as per a report in the Times of India.
"A child aged around 2 years fell down from the escalator at 8:07 pm at our metro station. The escalator was immediately stopped and the child was rushed to the hospital immediately," an official at Srirampura Metro Station told TNM.
Officials at the station stopped the escalator after the incident occurred and rushed the toddler to the hospital. Police officials from Subramanya Nagar Police Station arrived on the spot after the incident was reported to them. "The child is currently receiving treatment and we are looking into the incident," confirmed a police official at Subramanya Nagar Police Station. The child was later shifted to the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health and is currently undergoing treatment there.
Srirampura metro station is on the green line of the Bengaluru metro route.