No complaint in the case of the 11-month-old being thrown off a train near Salamatpur, 47 km from Bhopal, has underlined the fact it was a deliberate attempt made by a man, as claimed by a station gateman.
According to police station incharge DK Mishra, Salamatpur railway station gateman, who requested not to be named, saw a man who had thrown the baby from the train. A herdsman had also witnessed the incident.
The herdsman, Lakhan, (uses one name) said, “Around 6 pm, I was passing from the railway track. After the Southern Express passed from the place, I saw a baby girl in a pool of blood. She died on the way to the hospital.”
Lakhan and the gateman rushed the baby to the hospital where she was declared dead. The baby had received several head injuries.
Mishra said, “We have also checked that nobody has lodged any complaint of any accident from Sanchi to Jhansi.”
After the autopsy, the girl was buried by the police in Salamatpur.
The investigation has been intensified with the help of Government Railway Police.
Superintendent of police Deepak Verma said, “We are getting information of passengers who were travelling on the train. We are also trying to gather information from train ticket examiners who were on the duty during incident.”