Mystery shrouds death of woman in fall from moving train

July 7th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) Mystery shrouds the death of a 30-year-old woman who fell from a moving train on the outskirts of Kanpur Sunday. Government Railway Police (GRP) officials claimed that the woman, Amina Khatoon, was mentally unstable and fell from the train by accident.

The incident took place in the New Delhi-bound North East Express late Sunday evening. “The travelling ticket examiner informed us that the woman, Amina Khatoon, did not have a ticket and was also arguing with the other passengers. She was shifted to the pantry car of the train,” inspector B.D. Maurya of GRP Kanpur told IANS.

“We are probing whether she fell down or was thrown out,” he said. Khatoon fell down the door of the pantry car and her head banged against a pole. She died on the spot, the police said.

The police found a prescription from a neurologist based on which the victim was identified. “She was a native of Siliguri (in West Bengal). We are trying to find her family members as she was travelling alone,” Maurya added.

The body was sent for post-mortem.

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