Prisoner dragged along Metro platform

September 29th, 2008 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) In a freak accident here Monday, a prisoner tied to the other with a rope was injured when he got dragged along a Metro train as he stepped out on the platform but the train moved before the other could.Joginder, 35, and the other prisoner were being escorted aboard the Metro train by three Uttar Pradesh policemen from Tis Hazari district courts to Chandni Chowk, a Metro spokesperson said.

At Chandni Chowk station at 4.30 p.m. Joginder fell on the Metro track after being dragged by a train. He was tied by a rope to the other prisoner and had just got out of the train when the door closed, trapping the other prisoner inside the Metrio coach.

The train then started off and Joginder was dragged for some distance before the rope snapped and he fell on the track, the spokesperson said.

An ambulance was immediately called and he was rushed to Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital.

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