A 21-year-old girl from Pune lost both her legs after she fell off a running train from platform no.5 at Kalyan. The height of the platform is yet to be raised to 900millimeters which is the norm.
The height of the platform currently is 820mm. “The incident occurred on Thursday when the girl was boarding Indrani Express. Apparently, she was accompanied with her cousin and was getting off the train to help the cousin who was standing on the platform when the train started and she lost her balance,” said Ravinder Goyal, Central Railway Mumbai division divisional railway manager. He added that the height of the platform is proposed to be raised.
The girl has been identified as Sailee Dhamdhere, a resident of Pune, who had come to Kalyan on Sunday to take the entrance exam of State Institute for Administrative careers near Chhatrapathi Shivaji Terminus.
Sources said that after taking the exam, Sailee was on her way back to Pune when the incident occurred.
The train started off around 6.50 am when she was at the footboard and she fell off the train due to the jerk. She fell through the gap between the train and the platform and her legs got crushed beneath the wheels.Commuters alerted the station master who then made an announcement and rushed porters to the spot.
Sailee was initially taken to Rukmini Bai hospital at Kalyan after which she was sent to Jupiter Hospital in Thane.
A senior police officer from Kalyan railway station (GRP) Datta Pable said, “She lost her both the legs and has been admitted at a private hospital in Thane. We have made a note of the incident and taken the family members’ statement”.