‘Killer’ gap between platform, train claims another life

The victim, who had lost a leg and suffered a fracture on the other, died at a hospital following a cardiac arrest.

Mumbai | Updated: February 6, 2014 2:53:44 pm
Nearly a week after 16-year-old Monika More lost both her hands in a similar incident at Ghatkopar railway station. Nearly a week after 16-year-old Monika More lost both her hands in a similar incident at Ghatkopar railway station.

A 21-year-old man died after slipping into the gap between the platform and the train at Andheri railway station Friday, nearly a week after 16-year-old Monika More lost both her hands in a similar incident at Ghatkopar railway station. 
Zia-rul-aminuddin Sheikh, a resident of Khar, was on his way to work to Virar when the accident happened at 10 am. Sheikh, who lost a leg and fractured the other in the accident, was taken to Cooper Hospital and later shifted to Criticare Hospital in Andheri, where he died at 7.30 pm following a cardiac arrest.

In another incident, a rooftop traveller received grievous head injuries when his head hit overhead wires at the Wadala railway station. Firajul Rahim Shaikh (22), who works for a catering company in Sion was on his way to work, said his wife Manju (22). Shaikh, a resident of Mankhurd, was taken to Sion hospital where he is currently recuperating.

Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court Friday initiated suo motu action following media reports on Monika More. Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M S Sanklecha issued notices to the railway ministry, the chairman of the railway board, the general managers of Central and Western Railways, the Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Limited and the Konkan railway authorities.
The court is likely to hear the case on February 13.

The Government Railway Police (GRP), Kurla, registered a case under IPC sections 338 (causing grievous hurt by endangering safety of others) and 34 (common intention) against Central Railway following a complaint by Ashok More, Monika’s father.
The state government Friday announced a financial aid of Rs 2 lakh for More from the Chief Minister’s relief fund for Monika.

On January 15, Tanweer Sheikh (31), an electrician from Govandi, lost both his legs upto his knees when he slipped in the gap between the train and the platform at Kurla railway station.

He is currently recuperating at Sion hospital.

“My slipper fell and while I was looking for it, I was pushed by the crowd due to which I slipped into the gap between the train and the platform. Police and locals took me to Sion hospital.”

Sheikh, a father of two sons and one daughter, is the only breadwinner of the family. He was returning home from work when he met with the accident.

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