A 20-year-old girl suffered a head injury when an unknown person pelted a stone at the local train she was travelling in, on Thursday morning. The incident took place between Mumbra and Kalwa. The girl was later treated at a private hospital and discharged after treatment. However the Thane Government Railway police are yet to register a case.

Priya Thakur was standing on the footboard when the stone hit her. She was pulled inside the crowded compartment by other passengers and her friends
Priya Thakur was standing on the footboard when the stone hit her. She was pulled inside the crowded compartment by other passengers and her friends

Priya Thakur works as an executive recruiter with a private shipping agency in Kurla, and is a resident of Shil-Phata near Mumbra. She resides with her parents, sister and physically challenged brother. Her father works as a security guard, and Thakur has also been supporting the family from over two years.

Speaking to mid-day Thakur said that on Thursday morning she boarded a CST local from Mumbra station at 9:22 am. “Usually the local trains are crowded during peak hours so we are forced to stand on the footboard. On Thursday too I boarded the train and was standing on the footboard in the last compartment towards Kalyan. When the train passed the Parsik Tunnel between Mumbra and Kalwa, a stone hit my head and injured me,” said Thakur.

The other passengers and friends of Thakur in the compartment pulled her inside it, as she started losing consciousness. She lost consciousness for a few minutes. “My friends and other passengers took me in, and tried to stop the bleeding with handkerchiefs. I started feeling faint. Some of them accompanied me and we got off at Kalwa railway station. There I got First Aid, after which the bleeding stopped and I was told to go to a hospital,” added Thakur.

Thakur was then shifted to Bilal, a private hospital in Mumbra, where she had to get four stitches on her head. “At around 9:30 am one of the passengers informed Thakur’s mother about the incident. She informed me and asked me to reach Kalwa railway station. I went there at around 10 am and shifted her to Bilal hospital, where she got four stitches and was discharged by 3 pm,” said Kundan Jha (27), Thakur’s cousin and a resident of Navi Mumbai who accompanied her to her residence.

When mid-day contacted Sunil Tonwalkar, Senior Police Inspector, Government Railway police, Thane, he said, “We have not yet registered a case and are cross verifying the facts, to see whether it is a stone pelting case.”

Police also pelted with stones
On February 11 two policemen were hit by stones while they were travelling on separate trains on the central route. Both incidents happened within minutes of each other and took place at the same spot just before the Parsik Tunnel near Mumbra on the fast route. Constable Sudarshan Nalavade of Wadala TT police station, and Assistant Sub-Inspector Chandramohan Gaikwad of Dadar Government Railway police, were helped by fellow passengers and the Dombivli GRP after they were injured by the stones. Both the officers suffered injuries on their faces. The police are yet to arrest the accused who pelted stones at them.