Train runs over woman at Chamarajapuram

In a tragic incident, a wom­an who was crossing the railway track was killed when the train ran over her at Chamarajapuram railway station on Tuesday morning. She was supposed to board the same train heading to­wards Chamarajanagar.

The woman has been identified as fifty-eight-year­old Premamma, a Group D employee at the office of Chamarajanagar Superinten­dent of Police. She had se­cured the job 18 years ago on humanitarian grounds after the death of her husband Lin­ gaiah. Premamma lived with her family in Bogadi second Stage.

It was a routine for her to board the Mysuru-Chamara­janagar train that stops at the Chamarajapuram railway sta­tion at 7:30 am and she used to be dropped to the station by her son-in-law. On Tues­day too, she was dropped by her son-in-law.

By the time she reached the station, the gates were closed. She saw a cou­ple of passengers crossing the track and in a hurry to board the approaching train, she crossed the track think- ing that she could make it. The passenger train hit her and dragged her for over 20 feet before stopping. The impact of the accident was such that her body was crushed and the limbs were separated.

The Mysuru-Chamara­janagar train is usually crowded and has over 14 bo­gies. It stops at the Chamara­japuram station for about a minute. A huge crowd had gathered at the station. The accident, however, did not disturb other train services. The body has been shifted to K R Hospital mortuary.

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