01 Apr. 04 :
A mentally retarded boy has been missing after he was recovered
by RPF Shaktigarh out-post. The boy is believed to be missing
due to negligence of Railway Protection Force officials in
Burdwan. Sk. Saddam, a 11 yrs old boy of Sikarpur village under
Kalna police station area is missing since the last 8 days.
He was reported to be found by the RPF out-post at Shaktigarh.
Refusing to take any responsibility, the RPF Subedar, A. Pandey,
posted at the out-post, handed over the boy to an unknown person
with verbal request to handover the boy at the GRP Burdwan. But
after eight days, the boy is still untraceable.
The embarrassed family after thorough haunt, got the said news.
They reached GRP Burdwan but was astonished to learn that, they
have no knowledge about this missing boy. Superintendent of
Police was compelled to intervene in the matter. Finally
Allauddin Sk., the father of the boy, lodged a missing diary at
the GRP Burdwan yesterday night. Allauddin Sk. said, "I was
in the field and his mother went to Khamargachi to a local
doctor. Alone Saddam, slight abnormal in nature, came out in
search of his mother, and since then he is missing."
RPF Inspector in Burdwan, S.P. Moulick admitted that,
"without any official records our officials handed over
this boy to an unknown person. Usually a P. R. Bond is to be
registered in such case." He added, "some passengers
handed over this boy to our Subedar in Saktigarh. He forwarded
Saddam with a local messenger named Munna to GRP outpost in
Memari. But they were returned to A. Pandey saying it is beyond
their jurisdiction & GRP Burdwan will deal in it. Pandey
then handed over this boy to the passengers of a local of
Burdwan-Howrah main line for surrendering him to GRP
This incident has again highlighted the lack of co-ordination
& communication between the two security divisions of the