Baby born on train named 'Lalu'

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Baby born on train named 'Lalu'

Post-delivery, the woman was so excited that she named her son after former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad.

“I have named him Lalu Prasad as he was born on the train,” a beaming Gayatri Devi said, while thanking her co-passengers and the railway staff who later helped her in getting admitted to a private nursing home.

Gayatri, a resident of Saran district in Bihar, had boarded Lohit Express at New Jalpaiguri (West Bengal). However, the train had to be stopped at Desari railway station near Hajipur in Bihar as Gayatri developed labour pains. Woman co-passengers helped her deliver the baby boy inside the coach. “She was later admitted to a nursing home. The co-passengers, anticipating that Gayatri would return for her onward journey, held back the train for about half an hour on humanitarian ground,” said a Sonepur Railway Division official.

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