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Young couple jumps before running train in Ludhiana, boy dies

A young couple jumped before a running train in what a suicide pact near Ladhowal on Wednesday morning.

punjab Updated: Aug 25, 2016 12:52 IST
HT Correspondent
The injured girl getting medical treatment at civil hospital in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
The injured girl getting medical treatment at civil hospital in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

A young couple jumped before a running train in what a suicide pact near Ladhowal on Wednesday morning.

The 18-year-old boy was crushed to death under the train. The girl, however, managed to escape with minor injuries as she fell away from the track.

The girl has been admitted to the Civil Hospital, where her condition is stated to be stable.

The Railway police have filed proceedings under Section 174 of CrPC in this context.

Sub-inspector Inderjit Singh, SHO at police station GRP, said the deceased has been identified as Swarnjit Singh (18) of Galib village of Jagraon.

The girl has been identified as Gagandeep Kaur (19) of the same village.

The SHO added that on Wednesday morning, the couple came to Ladhowal. They were roaming around the railway track for some time. As the train arrived, both of them jumped before the train, holding each other’s hand.

“The boy was crushed to death, while the girl fell away from the track and fell unconscious. The driver stopped the train immediately after the incident and informed the railway police,” said the SHO.

“The police identified the victims from the documents found from their clothes and informed their families,” he added.

The boy helped his father Joginder Singh in their auto workshop in Jagraon, while the girl is school dropout. Her father, Raj Singh, is a laborer.

The SHO added that the matter will be cleared after recording the statement of girl. At least three trains were halted due to the incident.