22-year-old Thane girl thrown off running train, survives
Following an argument in the ladies bogey, a 22-year-old Thane resident was thrown out of a running long distance train between Kalyan and Thakurli late Thursday evening. However, the girl was saved in the nick of time and is now recuperating.
Rekha is currently recuperating at the Fortis Hospital in Kalyan
According to the police record, Rekha Navle, a final year IT engineering student and her mother Sarita had boarded the ladies bogey in the Gorakhpur express from Nashik and were on their way to Thane. Dinesh Yadav, another commuter, had come to the compartment to see his wife and kids.
He had an argument with Rekha and Sarita, who were sitting near the door after he stamped on them, which turned into an ugly fight.
“Then I informed the Railway Police Force, who asked him to get down. But after the train started, he got into the compartment again. The same situation occurred at Kasara and Igatpuri station,” Rekha told mid-day.
Later, Rekha and Sarita were waiting near the door to alight at Thane. “Incidentally, the same situation occurred again with the accused. After another argument, he pushed my mother Sarita and me from the train. I fell on the ground, while my mother hit the door and fell inside the train,” she added.
Luckily, she was spotted walking on the tracks by Amit Mahmulkar, a private banker who was standing nearby with his son and wife. He saw that she was bleeding and rushed to help. He took her to the Fortis Hospital in Kalyan, where she is currently undergoing medical treatment. “The Dombivli GRP has registered a case and arrested Dinesh Yadav for the crime,” said a GRP official. He has been remanded in police custody till June 20.
When this correspondent visited the hospital, doctors attending to Rekha said she was initially admitted in ICU, but had been moved out to the general ward. “The girl has some injuries on her head. But she is out of danger,” said resident medical officer.
Rajendra Devlekar, Mayor, Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation visited the hospital and met Rekha. He also got her to speak to minister Eknath Shinde who assured Rekha of help with her medical treatment.