Man tries to board moving train, killed

Man tries to board moving train, killed

The man, identified as Bhagwan, slipped between the footboard of one of the coaches and the platform and came under the wheels of the Indore-bound Rajdhani Express, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police B.S. Gurjar said.

The incident took place around 9.30 p.m. Wednesday.Fellow passengers who raised the alarm said the railways failed to provide immediate medical help, a point confirmed by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi.

"Railway stations lag behind in providing minimum medical facilities which should be available at every station," Trivedi told reporters, describing the death as a "sad incident".
Gurjar said the man was so badly mangled -- and barely alive -- that officials had to rip apart the footboard of the coach with gas cutters and also break a portion of the platform to take him out.

By then, he had bled profusely. The man was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) eight-10 km away where he succumbed to injuries.

Minister Trivedi blamed indiscipline for the tragedy."There is very little discipline in India. At a lot of places, the manned level crossing is closed but many railway karamcharis (workers) and public open it and walk across the tracks and get hit by trains," he said.