A budding lawyer, Pallavi Vikamsey, 20, has died after falling off a local train at Currey Road station on Wednesday evening. Pallavi is the daughter of Nilesh Vikamsey, the president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). All pictures/Facebook
According to social media posts, the family was worried when she did not reach home on Wednesday evening. She was last seen entering a slow train from platform number 5 of CSMT around 6 pm on October 4. She was on her way home from work when the fatal incident occurred.
Pallavi would usually reach home by 6 pm every day from her workplace, Oasis Counsel & Advisory in Ballard Pier, where she was a law intern. As their panic grew, the family contacted all her friends and relatives as well, but she had not called anyone.
Pallavi's father Nilesh Vikamsey (who is the president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), informed the police that his son and daughter-in-law rushed to Pallavi's office in Ballard Pier and was informed by her colleagues that she left the office at 4.30 pm. However, the police later found that Pallavi had left work around 5.45 pm
According to sources, Pallavi boarded a slow train around 6.05 pm from CSMT to Dombivli. When the train crossed Currey Road station, she is said to have fallen from it, after which a CSMT-bound local ran over her.
Fellow passenger and BMC worker Geeta Gaikward alerted the RPF control room helpline number 182, within minutes after Pallavi fell off the train, was recorded with the Dadar railway police. Speaking to mid-day Geeta said, "I narrated the same details, and said that I had seen her trying to leap out twice. When I felt that someone had fallen off, I called the RPF."
Pallavi's cellphone — an iPhone — hasn't been found on the tracks. The probability of the phone being thrown away or being stolen, cannot be ruled out, senior Police Inspector Shuklal Varpe of MRA Marg Police Station said. Varpe added that Pallavi's bag, initially thought to be missing, had been left at her office. It was handed to her brother Jihaan later. "It only had her personal belonging and nothing else was found," he said.
The GRP took the body to KEM hospital's post-mortem centre. According to a senior forensic surgeon, "The body was cut into two pieces below the umbilicus, and had multiple fractures over the skull. Also, multiple bruises were visible at different places and cause of death was given as 'haemorrhagic shock following multiple injuries.'"
"Sorry, nobody is responsible." This is the last text message sent from Pallavi Vikamsey's phone to her sister-in-law Sharayu minutes before she fell from a local train between Currey Road and Parel on October 4. Minutes after receiving this message, her family members called her back, but the phone rang just once and then switched off
GRP sources said they have recorded her father and brother's statements, but the kin have not raised any suspicion about Pallavi's death in them. As per the preliminary inquiry, there seems to be no foul play. Cops will also be recording statements of the motorman of the train and eyewitnesses who were in the local when the accident occurred. They are also scanning CCTVs to understand what happened