Thane: Another commuter falls off overcrowded train and dies

Barely a few days after Bhavesh Nakate died after falling off an overcrowded train, another commuter died in a similar way. A 32-year-old man from Umroli village of Panvel fell off an overcrowded train, and succumbed to injuries though he was taken to a hospital by his co passengers, yesterday. The man, identified as Naresh Mahadu Patil, who was travelling in a down train and fell off near Thane creek, was pronounced dead on arrival at Thane Civil Hospital by doctors.

The incident took place around 9.45 am when Patil, who was allegedly standing by the door due to the overcrowded train, lost his balance after the train passed Thane creek. Thane GRP confirmed that he was taken to Thane Civil Hospital by his co passengers, an unidentified man and a woman who were travelling in the same compartment.

However, as Patil had sustained a serious head injury along with other severe injuries on his body, he couldn’t survive the fall. Doctors from Thane Civil Hospital said that he was pronounced brought dead, as there was no pulse. GRP officials said that they found a ticket and a mobile on Patil’s person and managed to contact his family.

“We registered an ADR in the matter and contacted his family who identified him. After the post mortem, the body was handed over to his wife Naina Patil and his elder brother,” said Head Constable Kumbhar from Thane GRP.

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