A 30-year-old woman and her eight-year-old daughter were run over while they were trying to board a moving train at the Nangal Rai Market railway crossing near Delhi Cantonment on Friday. The woman’s five-year-old daughter — who was with the duo at the time of the incident — sustained severe injuries and had to have her arm amputated, said the police.
According to the police, the woman, identified as Vimla, picked up her two daughters from school at about 1 pm. She then took them to the railway station to board a train to Bhandari in Rajasthan. She was on her way to meet her husband, who lived in Bhandari, said the police.
By the time she reached the station, the train had started moving, and Vimla, along with her children, tried to board the moving train. They reportedly slipped while trying to get on the footboard.
“Vimla and her daughter came under the wheels of the train, while her other daughter survived. None of the passengers waiting on the platform came to their rescue. Instead, they called the police, who rushed the three to the hospital. The woman and her elder daughter were declared brought dead. The younger daughter’s arm was severely damaged in the accident and had to be amputated,” said a police officer.
Vimla, who worked in a factory in Uttam Nagar, was the sole breadwinner of her family, said the police. She also had a three-year-old son, whom she had left with her relatives.
Her husband, a labourer, had been unwell since a few months, said the police.