Woman hit by robber falls off train: GRP on lookout for accomplice of accused
The incident took place when Singh was talking on the phone while standing near the footboard between Sandhurst Road and Masjid railway stationsmumbai Updated: Feb 09, 2018 21:30 IST
The government railway police (GRP) from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CSMT) are now on the lookout for the accomplice of the teenager, who hit 23-year-old Dravita Singh when she was standing on the footboard of a local train on Wednesday morning in a bid to rob her mobile phone.
The incident took place when Singh was talking on the phone while standing near the footboard between Sandhurst Road and Masjid railway stations. According to the GRP, the 17-year-old, who was perched atop a railway pole, hit the woman on the hand with a bamboo stick. As Singh fell, the teenager picked up her mobile phone, worth Rs18,000, and fled. Singh’s foot and three fingers were crushed under a Kurla-bound train approaching from the opposite direction.
GRP officials on Thursday caught the 17-year-old and a woman, Ruksana, 25, who allegedly bought Singh’s stolen phone. The teenager was sent to Dongri children’s home. The GRP officials said the boy confessed to committing such crimes earlier too. “The boy said he was involved in two bag-snatching and mobile robbery cases,” said Sanjay Shinde, senior inspector of CSMT GRP.
The officers said the motorman, who informed the police about the incident, mentioned that another man was accompanying the accused, “It is clear the accomplice of the minor was also involved in the crime. We are looking for him to check if they are part of a gang,” said an officer from CSMT GRP.
Meanwhile, Ruksana was presented before the court, where she was remanded in judicial custody. “The boy said he sold the phone to Ruksana, but did not find it on her,” said Shinde.
SINGH MOVED TO GENERAL WARD
Twenty-three-year-old Kalyan resident, who lost her foot and three fingers after falling off a local train on Wednesday morning, was shifted from the intensive care unit of Bhatia hospital to the general ward on Friday. A 17-year-old robber, perched atop a railway pole, hit her hand, causing her to lose her balance, said police.
Singh was initially moved to the state-run JJ Hospital. Sources from Bhatia Hospital where she was shifted later, said Singh’s parents were not satisfied with the treatment at the public hospital and asked for a discharge. “As she fell on the tracks, her right foot and fingers were crushed under a train. Her condition was critical when she was brought in. We immediately performed a surgery to amputate the crushed body parts,” said Dr Rajeev Boudhankar, CEO of Bhatia Hospital. “Singh rolled out of the tracks in time, which is why she didn’t suffer head injury or damage to vital organs. She’s coping up well and her parents are relieved with the development,” Dr Budhankar said.