An unidentified woman was found dead on railway tracks between Tilak Nagar and Chembur railway stations on Tuesday morning,while her two children sat crying beside the tracks. The children were rescued and handed over to a day-care centre.
According to the Wadala Government Railway Police (GRP) officers under whose jurisdiction the accident spot falls,were informed about the body at 6 am by the Chembur station master. The police reached the spot and sent the body for post-mortem,after registering an accidental death report (ADR).
Jitendra Rathod,senior inspector of Wadala GRP said when they reached the spot,they found a crowd gathered at the spot and the two children a three-year-old girl and a one-year-old boy. The toddlers were sent to the Asha Sadan childrens care center in Dongri.
Rathod said a probe was on to ascertain whether the deceased had committed suicide. The station master informed us that he did not get intimation from any of the motormen about the woman being crushed under their train or a body lying there, Rathod said.
It is possible that that more than one train ran over her body and due to pre-dawn dimness,the motormen were not able to spot her, Rathod added.
Only the motorman under whose train the woman,who seems in her thirties,was crushed,will be able to tell us whether she died while crossing the tracks or if she committed suicide, Rathod said.
At present,however,the police are trying to ascertain the identity of the woman. Rathod said so far nobody had come forward to claim the body,and that the GRP had not found any document or ticket on the woman.
Prima facie it seems that the woman was not carrying any bag or purse with her, Rathod said.
The GRP has informed all the nearby police stations about the woman and the children,in case her family members approach them to register a missing persons complaint,Rathod said.