The habit of walking with earphones plugged in has claimed one more life -- the third such incident in Delhi-NCR in the past week.
This time, a 32-year-old man was run over by a train while he was crossing the railway track at northwest Delhi's Azadpur around 5pm on Thursday.The victim -- Satish, a resident of Paschim Puri in west Delhi -- was crossing the railway track under the Azadpur flyover, police said.
Additional deputy commissioner of police (railways), BS Gujjar, said Satish was crossing the railway track when a Panipat-Delhi local train hit him.
Asked if the victim was listening to music while crossing the railway track, Gujjar said, "His mobile earphone was plugged in his ears, which suggests he was listening to music when the train ran over him."
The railway police have registered a case in connection with the incident.
According to a senior railway police officer, some eyewitnesses told them Satish was dancing while he was crossing the railway track.
"When they saw the train moving towards him, some passers-by tried to alert him. But, as the victim was listening to music, he could not hear their shouts and was crushed by the train that was going towards Subzi Mandi. The victim was rushed to Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead on arrival," the officer said.
The body has been preserved in the mortuary of the hospital.