A 24-year-old woman from Bhiwandi recently lost her leg after a robber pulled her out of a running train near Ambala station in Punjab. The woman, Bhavika Mehta, was returning from a holiday, when the incident occurred.
According to her relative, Mehta had boarded the Golden Mail from Amritsar. Around 2.30am, Mehta, who was sleeping on the middle berth, felt someone grab her purse.
Mehta chased the thief who jumped off the running train. She managed to grab the thief's hand but was pulled out of the train. Due to the fall, her left leg got crushed under the train.
Hearing Mehta's cries, her father and brother jumped after her. Mehta's brother sustained injuries while her father fractured his leg.
They found Mehta sitting on the tracks with her severed leg a few kilometres away.
"We registered a complaint with the Ambala railway station. But there is no trace of the thief yet," said Bhavesh Sanghani, a relative.