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Mumbai policeman gets on to railway tracks to look for injured man, run over by train, dies

The GRP head constable saw a train coming towards him and moved to the adjoining track. But another train heading towards Virar knocked him down

mumbai Updated: Apr 26, 2017 15:19 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Suresh V Patil was to retire in a year.
Suresh V Patil was to retire in a year.(HT)

An attempt to save a man who got injured while crossing the tracks between Mumbai’s Andheri and Vile Parle railway stations cost a 57-year-old government railway police (GRP) head constable his life on Monday.

Around 11.30pm, the stationmaster at Andheri station informed the GRP that a man had been knocked down by a train between the stations. Suresh V Patil, 57, who was on night duty, went with four coolies and stationmaster to the spot.

According to the police, Patil was on one railway tracks, while the others were 50-100ft away from him. Patil saw a train coming towards him and moved to the adjoining track. But another train heading towards Virar knocked him down, the police said.

He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Cooper hospital, where he was declared dead.

The injured man, too, was later found dead. He is survived by a wife and a son.

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