A COUPLE and their two children died on the railway track near Bhaunri railway crossing in Khajuri apparently after being hit by train late on Tuesday night. The police are yet to confirm whether it is a suicide or accident and have summoned the couple’s relatives to ascertain details.
The couple – Raghuvir Dangi, 40, and Gayatri belonged to village Barkheda Baramad in Berasia and Dangi was a small farmer. According to initial reports, they had left their village about 12.30 pm on Tuesday along with their son Raj (4) and Priya (18 months) and were later spotted near the Bhaunri railway crossing in Khajuri at around 6.30 pm.
The bodies of the entire family were found by a railway gangman on the railway track, about one kilometer from the Bhaunri crossing towards Bairagarh. The police immediately rushed to the spot after getting information.
On the basis of the phone number noted on a piece of paper found on Raghuvir, the police ascertained the identity of the family.
The bodies were found near but separated from each other. The limbs of the couple were severed, while the children seemed to have been killed by the impact, police said.
The police were yet to find out what brought the couple to Bhopal and what were they doing near the railway crossing or on the track. They are not ruling out possibility of suicide owing to financial constraints, but are also working on the accident theory as the family could have easily misjudged the movement of train or their distance from the track during nighttime.
SP Anant Kumar Singh told Hindustan Times that the kin of the deceased have been summoned to Bhopal so that the background of family and thus the real cause or method of deaths could be found out.
“We are looking into all the possibilities, but the information provided by the relatives would be very crucial,” he said.