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Student loses leg after falling while trying to board moving train

mumbai Updated: Jun 01, 2013 01:09 IST
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A 19-year-old college student lost her leg after coming under a local train at Elphinstone Road railway station on Friday, when she lost her grip and fell while trying to board a running train.

Government Railway Police (GRP) officials said the girl was taken to KEM Hospital following the incident, and the doctors amputated her left leg below the knee.

Neha Gupta, a resident of Mazgaon, was travelling to her office at Andheri where she held a summer job. Gupta works with a private firm as a receptionist.

GRP officials said she had taken up the job for two months as her college was shut. Gupta lives with her parents and two brothers.

At 12.30pm on Friday, while she was trying to board a Borivli-bound local on platform 1, she lost her grip on the door handle and slipped on to the railway tracks.

"Commuters inside the train said that Gupta had tried to board the second-class women's compartment while the train was in motion and she slipped and fell into the gap. GRP personnel at the station were alerted, following which the profusely bleeding girl was taken to KEM Hospital and her family informed," said a GRP officer.

The police have made a diary entry of the incident, but are yet to record Gupta's statement.