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New Delhi, Nov. 21, 2008
Santosh Kumari

A 3-year-old US NRI girl Shehsha, suffered a mangled hand after it became trapped in the moving rail of an escalator at the Indira Gandhi International airport on yesterday, authorities said.

According to Airport authorities:

  • Her mother, Sreestha was at the immigration counter, when the girl ran and climbed a few stairs, the escalator suddenly began moving downwards.
  • The girl lost balance and her hand got stuck.
  • Her mother switched off the emergency button bringing the escalator to stand still. But the girl’s hand was stuck.
  • The girl's fingers were almost crushed between the metal sheet and floor
  • The girl kept crying as her hand got stuck and was profusely bleeding
  • She was in excruciating pain and was taken to the Spinal Injury Centre of the hospital.
  • She may require a real delicate operation

On Dec. 13, 1999, NRI Jyotsana Jethani , 7, was crushed under an escalator at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.The court ordered Airports Authority of India (AAI) to pay Rs 16.5 lakh as compensation to parents of a seven-year-old girl.....Read More