In a freak accident in Hyderabad, a woman was crushed to death by a moving train, after her smartphone slipped from her hands and she attempted to pick it up.
The incident took place close to the Begumpet Railway Station on Wednesday as the woman, identified as 22-year-old M Ashwini, was travelling to work from Sitaphalmandi railway station, on a Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) train.
"That's the peak travelling hour and the ladies compartment was full. When the train reached Begumpet Railway Station, she moved towards the door as she had to get down at the next station," Nampally Government Railway Police, Sub-Inspector Kumariah was quoted as saying.
The police said that Ashwini's phone slipped from her hand at this point. As she bent down to pick it up near the door, the train manouvered a curve and she lost her balance and was flung out. While she attempted to hold on to the train, her body got stuck between the wheels, and she was crushed to death. She was planning to get down at Nature Cure Hospital, the next station.
Her body was severed into two parts as a result of the incident.
According to media reports, the loco pilot did not know what happened, and the train left Begumpet station, leaving the body behind on the tracks. The Nampally railway police later shifted it to the state-run Osmania General Hospital (OGH) for an autopsy.
The police managed to inform her family members about the incident, with the help of the call log in her mobile phone. A case related to 'suspicious death' has also been registered under the CrPC.
Meanwhile, in another incident on Wednesday, a teenager who was crossing the railway tracks to relieve himself, died after being hit by a moving train at Bharat Nagar in Hyderabad. The police said that the 17-year-old was on his way to watch a movie with his friends, when he halted near the railway tracks to relieve himself.