Hit by train, woman dies in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, January 17

A man and a woman, both in their early 20s, were hit by a train on a railway bridge near the Industrial Area in Phase 1, today.

While the woman, identified as Aasha Devi (22), was declared dead on arrival at the GMCH-32, Moti Ram (22), who suffered critical injuries, was undergoing treatment at the hospital, said investigating officer ASI Rajesh Kumar, GRP, Chandigarh railway station.

He said: “The two, who were probably gathering firewood in the area, were hit by Paschim Express in the morning. Some logs of wood were found near the railway tracks at the crime spot. We were sounded about the incident by the PCR around noon.”

He said: “We have initiated investigations under Section 174 of the CrPC and are keeping a tab on Moti Ram’s health, too. His condition is stated to be critical.”

An official from the RPF said: “We always track the crossings near the railway station, but the tracks extend to a widespread area, especially the suburbs. In this particular case, one person has already died and another one is undergoing treatment. Slapping charges may not be the right option.”