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18-yr-old breaks leg after falling out of crowded compartment

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, July 30, 2013
First Published: 10:23 IST(30/7/2013) | Last Updated: 10:25 IST(30/7/2013)

An 18-year-old boy sustained grievous injuries after he fell off a moving train near Tilak Nagar station on Monday.


The Wadala Government Railway Police (GRP) first suspected the accident took place while the teenager was performing a stunt, but, it later turned out that he fell out of the coach because of the morning rush-hour crowd.

The GRP was informed about the incident by the Rajawadi Hospital authorities as the boy’s friend rushed him there not knowing he had to inform the railway authorities first.

The teenager was identified as Fahad Shaikh, a resident of Govandi, who was on his way to Nagpada, where he works as an office boy.

After Shaikh boarded a CST bound train from Govandi station around 9.27am, he pushed his way into the crowded compartment and managed to get to the footboard on the opposite side. But, as the train slowed down near Tilak Nagar station, Shaikh fell off the train and landed on the tracks.

“Shaikh’s friend Aslam Ansari, who was travelling with him, along with another person, rushed Shaikh to Rajawadi Hospital, forgetting to inform the railway police officials or the stationmaster.

We were informed about the incident by the hospital authorities,” said Sampat Potghan, assistant inspector of Wadala GRP.

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