A four-month-old baby girl was thrown out of the running Hatia-Patna express by a woman but escaped the fall with a fracture. The incident occured near Argora on the outskirts of Ranchi.
"The girl child escaped with a fractured hand as she fell in a bushy area yesterday," a police official of the Argora police station told reporters on Tuesday.
Quoting witnesses, the official said the child was thrown from the train by a woman and was found by another woman identified as Hazra Parveen Khatoon.
Khatoon, who was standing near her son's road-side tea shop, said she saw a woman flinging the child from the train.
She then took the baby to a hospital and the x-ray report found a fracture in the hand, Khatoon told reporters.
"The child escaped as it was put in a container and fell in a bushy area," Parveen said.
The child is with a charity home now, the police official said.