Mysuru train runs woman over; husband injured

Mysuru train runs woman over; husband injured

A 29-year-old woman died after coming under a moving train on the railway tracks between Jnanabharathi and Nayandahalli in West Bengaluru on Monday afternoon. Her husband suffered grievous head injuries, the railway police said.

Shwetha M and her husband Manjunath, of Challaghatta, were crossing the railway tracks around 3.30 pm when the Mysuru-bound Tippu Express hurtled towards them. The train had departed from the KSR (Bengaluru City) railway station and was heading towards Kengeri.

The train emerged from a blind curve. The couple failed to notice it and was run
over. Shwetha’s legs were cut off and lay on the tracks. Manjunath was found lying unconscious with head injuries and a chopped hand.

Passersby and the railway police dashed to the spot and took the couple to the Rajarajeshwari Medical College and Hospital.

Shwetha was declared brought dead while Manjunath was later shifted to Nimhans. His head injuries are not critical, the railway police added.

The police suspect it to be a suicide pact but have not yet drawn any conclusions. They said Manjunath was too shocked to give a statement. The couple didn’t have children, they added. Manjunath is a lawyer by profession.

A case of unnatural death has been registered at the Bengaluru City railway police station.
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