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Nalasopara track deaths were accidents: Police

mumbai Updated: Oct 02, 2010 01:22 IST
HT Correspondent

The body of one of the two persons who were run over by a speeding August Kranti Rajdhani Express on Thursday has been identified as that of Antrique Christopher Zolar (26), a resident of Borivli.

The GRP is yet to identify the second deceased, a man in his twenties. The police said that Zolar was a social worker and had she had an office in Nalasopara.

The incident took place around 7 pm on Thursday when Zolar and unidentified man were reportedly crossing the railway track number three at Nalasopara station.

The duo probably did not notice the speeding trains and were crushed to death.

The police initially thought that the deceased were a couple. The bodies were mutilated beyond recognition, said the police.

“We had found a photograph of a young girl on the deceased. We also found a mobile phone from near the spot and on calling on few last dailled numbers we identified the woman,” said police inspector Suresh Chavan of Vasai GRP.

Zolar’s husband Christopher identified the body of his wife. However, he said that he did not recognise the man.

Zolar’s body has been handed over to her family.

“It appears to be an accident. However, we are investigating into the case and will trace the man’s identity,” Chavan said.

He added that probably the man was trying to save Zolar from the speeding train but he too was run over.