A two-year-old baby had a miraculous escape on Wednesday after her mother jumped in front of a speeding freight train while carrying her in her arms in West Bengal's Malda district, police said. The mother died on the spot.
According to Government Railway Police (GRP) officials, the 25-year old victim - identified as Jamini Bibi - got run over by the freight train near Judupur area,
Locals travelling on National Highway 34, which is some 500 meters away from the spot, noticed the body and rushed to the spot. They admitted the baby to a local hospital, an official said.
"During preliminary investigation, it was revealed that Jamini Bibi got married to SK Jamal of Uttar Lakhipur area three years back. Because of some family feud, she returned to her parents' house Tuesday."
"This morning (Wednesday) she went out of her house looking for a job," the officer said.