Two women run over by train at Mandya Station
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Two women run over by train at Mandya Station

January 25, 2023

Deceased failed to take note despite repeated honking by Loco Pilot

Mandya: Two women, who alighted from a train, were run over by another speeding train at Mandya Town Railway Gate this morning. In a tearing hurry to cross the Railway line, the women did not pay attention to the approaching train from Mysuru though the loco pilot was honking continuously.

Unconfirmed reports said that while one woman, who was caught right in the middle of the tracks, was speaking on her mobile phone, the other lady, who was standing next to the tracks, tried to jump off but was caught under the wheels of the train. The incident occurred between 9.30 am and 10 am. Reports said that the women, one aged around 60 and the other around 35, were travelling from Bengaluru to Mandya in the Kacheguda Express.

Many people had alighted the train and these women failed to notice the approaching Malgudi Express that was heading from Mysuru to Bengaluru. The women were run over right in front of other commuters.

Eyewitness Renuka told reporters that it was  business-as-usual where many passengers got down from the Kacheguda Express. “Even I came in that train and was sitting on the platform. I heard loud screams where the Railway parcel movers were seen alerting a young woman who was standing next to the tracks. The parcel movers were asking the young lady to move aside as the Malgudi Express was fast approaching,” she recalled.

“I raised my neck and saw an elderly woman right in the middle of the tracks and she was run over by the train within seconds. The younger woman, who was alerted by the parcel movers, tried to jump off but was eventually caught under the wheels,” she said.

“Unfortunately, the two women did not even hear the loud honking sound of the speeding Malgudi Express and they might have presumed that the shrill horn was that of Kacheguda Express that was getting ready to leave for Mysuru,” Renuka said.

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The identities of the women are yet to be established and local villagers said that the elderly woman is the mother of the younger woman and they hailed from Shivalli village near Mandya. However, the Police and the Railway Protection Force are yet to confirm the identities.

The Police have taken possession of their bags and belongings and have shifted the bodies to Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS) mortuary.

10 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Two women run over by train at Mandya Station”

  1. Very sad indeed. Hope that as Railways keep replacing the old trains with modern ones with automatic doors controlled by the driver/guard, the occurrence of these tragic incidents will be eliminated. Automatic doors will open only when the train is fully stopped on a platform, that too only on the platform side when operated by the Driver/Guard. So many gory accidents have occurred due to people trying to board running trains, alighting on the wrong side, travelling on the footboard, hanging near the open door of a fast running train … Elimination of level crossings is another critical measure that Railways have to implement which is a major challenge. Unfortunate that our people are not ‘Safety Conscious’ and take everything for granted. A huge revolution to change the mindset is required to inculcate SAFETY in everything we do.

  2. Ajjampur Vijayakumar says:

    Hey @Prasad
    You talk about safety in India! That makes me laugh, as food is not safe to eat as its ingredients like cooking oil is adulterated. There are no footpaths in Mysore, as the corrupt MCC officials have let vendors to occupy them, making pedestrians use the and get killed by car drivers who are reckless with cars which do not have licence, roads have full of pot holes, and your wonderful 10-lanes Mysore-Bangalore Highway which is seeing accidents already will kill more people.
    You are a third world country, a dump, not the tech supremo as your demented PM Modi make the world to believe
    Just look at how your pharmaceutical company has killed children. Read:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jan/24/who-urges-action-after-cough-syrups-linked-to-more-than-300-child-deaths
    there this sentence:”, for cough syrups made by India’s Maiden Pharmaceuticals and Marion Biotech, which are linked with deaths in the Gambia and Uzbekistan respectively”
    Indians are busy lining their pockets with cash, through corruption and Safety? Not in India or in its services or productts.
    Jai Hind!!

  3. Prasanna says:

    Fault of the two women don’t blame the railways

  4. Prahlad says:

    Keep talking and walk on the tracks go and get killed, please don’t blame on the railways coz of your foolishness.

  5. Purushotham says:

    Better to build 7-8 ft barricades or steel mesh compound between two tracks in all the stations
    So that people don’t cross the tracks & get killed

  6. Ravi Shankar says:

    The costs will be enormous, tax payers money should not be spent because some people are reckless and have no common sense.

  7. Ibrahim says:

    Mr Vijaykumar
    There is a proverb in kannada ! ತೋಳ ಹಳ್ಳಕ್ಕೆ ಬಿದ್ದರೆ ಆಳ್ಗೊಂಡು ಕಲ್ಲು. This company has supplied cough syrups and medicines for 2 decades , millions of doses . I am not denying that or saying they shouldn’t be held accountable . Their export license was canceled as soon government found that the children died. But what I would like to point out that the same WHO which was on overdrive to jump at india’s neck for a few death vlaoms didn’t even care about China supplying wuhan virus to all over the world and their ineffective vaacine made the situation worse. WHO was acting lije the defenders of China. Pfizer was very unhappy with India for their efforts to supply vaccine to other nations because of their lost opportunities. Once somebody accuses India it becomes a competitive sport. BBC, NY times Washington post. CNN, Ndtv, ToI everybody wants to glorify the numbers by making up their own versions of eyewitness incidents. We think they own the truth.
    Here is how India helped the world, not from a biased news paper article. This is what Modi was boasting about. Doesn’t matter who agrees with or not https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccine_Maitri
    Please don’t jump to conclusions that I am a moron with few brain cells or bhakh. I am just presenting the facts and double standards that we can see even by an ordinary person like me.
    Yes, we are a third world nation. Not just now but even for a century. And Indian roads, transportation and even daily life is laced with risks. We can’t compare us with US or China or Europe. But just because we are a third world country we can’t take an exit from this world. We have to deal with what we have. If blaming somebody can elevate our mood, we can do it. But that doesn’t change the facts. It looks like too any people don’t want to flush their toilet but want to blame Modi for their dirty toilets. There must be something called social responsibility which is lacking.

  8. Ajjampur Vijayakumar says:

    Hey @Ibrahim
    Are you sure you support India? Are you sure, your Fellow Muslims feel the same way?
    Your lengthy rant does not wash, when the company supplies cough syrup which kills, because the ingredients were not the right qualityh and contaminated.
    Indians that bmeans companies and organisations in India are reckless, quality comes the last and human lives do not matter.
    [email protected], look at the simple product blike milk, where in Western countries, it can be drunk without worrying about its adulteration. A few backs back the SOM produced a news about a strip which detects a dozen contaminants added to milk. Just read it,.
    It is utterly shameful that India being a huge dishonest country, blaming every other news media in the West and Western companies for the deliberate misdeeds Indians-Indian companies and organisations perpetrate.
    As for Narendra Modi, just watch the BBC Panorama programme of how Modi kept quiet when Muslims were ethnically cleansed in Gujarat when he was the CM. Oh, Modi has banned this! Because, the truth cannot be told.

  9. Ajjampur Vijayakumar says:

    Hey @Ibrahim
    Are you sure you support India? Are you sure, your Fellow Muslims feel the same way?
    Your lengthy rant does not wash, when the company supplies cough syrup which kills, because the ingredients were not the right qualityh and contaminated.
    Indians that bmeans companies and organisations in India are reckless, quality comes the last and human lives do not matter.
    [email protected], look at the simple product blike milk, where in Western countries, it can be drunk without worrying about its adulteration. A few backs back the SOM produced a news about a strip which detects a dozen contaminants added to milk. Just read it,.
    It is utterly shameful that India being a huge dishonest country, blaming every other news media in the West and Western companies for the deliberate misdeeds Indians-Indian companies and organisations perpetrate.
    As for Narendra Modi, just watch the BBC Panorama programme of how Modi kept quiet when Muslims were ethnically cleansed in Gujarat when he was the CM. Oh, Modi has banned this! Because, the truth cannot be told.

  10. Howdy, Modi! says:

    Hey Posters
    Your PM Narendra Modi boasts about Tech India and prattles about how India is capable of sending a robot to the Moon-the Chandrayan.
    Then how come the two tracks are so close and enables the passengers to get off the train and be able to cross the track next ton it?
    Yes, it is Modi’s Tech India, as one of the women was speaking on mobile tele phone standing in the middle of the track where there was an approach train on that track! Tech India, Modi says; is a country where technology is a way of life!
    If the women are ignorant and reckless, so are ,most of the Indians I meet.
    Interesting it was RK Narayan’s Malgudi has done this. The time it is express train not the man eater of Malgudi-the tiger.

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