A 30-year-old ordnance factory worker is in critical
condition in the hospital after his friend played a practical joke on him in
Muradnagar area of Ghaziabad.
The ordnance factory worker was seriously injured after one
of his co-workers, also his friend, rushed compressed gas via his rectum into
The incident occurred on Thursday and came to light only on
The victim, Rajendra Singh alias Pintu, was working on contract at the
state-owned ordnance factory in Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad.
Thursday afternoon, during a break from work, Pintu was sitting along with
his co-workers near the compressor house.
One of his friends and also a co-worker, Ankit, played a practical joke on
him by releasing high-pressure air into Pintu's rectum via the air pipe of the
compressor, according to the police.
This caused severe pain in Pintu's stomach.
Some co-workers rushed him to the Meerut Medical Hospital.
Doctors reported his condition to be critical as they say the lower part of
the large intestine that comprises the sigmoid colon and the rectum has been
perforated due to compressed gas.
He was operated upon and was later admitted to the ICU.
Police have registered a criminal case for voluntarily causing hurt by
dangerous weapons or means against Ankit, the accused.