Woman, son run over by train

She had hearing impairment

A woman and her son were killed while her daughter suffered critical injuries after they were run over by a train in Nayandahalli Monday afternoon.

Roja, 35, and Vishnu, 2, died on the spot and Vedavati, 6, who suffered head injuries, was admitted to Nimhans.

Roja, who had hearing impairment in both ears, and her children were on their way to the market to buy a school bag for Vedavati when the tragedy took place.

Roja from Hindupur in Andhra Pradesh had married Sadashivareddy, a storekeeper at a pharmaceutical firm, 11 years ago and the couple rented a house near Nayandahalli Railway Station. Roja was undergoing treatment for her deafness.

Vedavati was walking on the railway track, ahead of her mother and brother, and Roja who was carrying her son in her arms, was trying to catch up with Vedavati when the train emerged from the hairpin bend near the station and mowed the three down.

Vedavati was tossed aside while Roja and Vishnu died on the spot. The driver immediately stopped the train and shifted the girl to Nimhans. Doctors said her condition was stable. Stationmaster Jilani rushed to spot and called the City railway police who sent the bodies to Victoria Hospital for postmortem and registered a case.

Residents of the area frequently cross the tracks at the point where the platforms of the station end, to reach the market on the other side of the station, Jilani told Deccan Herald. The residents ignore the warnings of the railway officials and use the shortcut to the market. Besides, the train is not visible till it approaches the station due to a sharp curve of the track.

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