Earphones prove fatal for student

BANGALORE:  A 29-year-old BHM student was knocked down by a train when she was crossing the railway track at Doddanekundi Railway Bridge near Marathahalli on Tuesday morning. The de

Published: 11th April 2012 02:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:26 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE:  A 29-year-old BHM student was knocked down by a train when she was crossing the railway track at Doddanekundi Railway Bridge near Marathahalli on Tuesday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Mahananda Ghosh, a native of Howrah district in West Bengal. She was a student of Brilliant Institute of Hospitality Management in West Bengal and had come for internship at a hotel in Doddanekundi. She was the daughter of Manoj Kumar Ghosh, who lives in West Bengal. She was residing at an apartment in Doddanekundi.

According to the police, she used to cross the railway track regularly. The incident took place when she was crossing the track on her way to the college on Tuesday around 11.30 am. She did not notice that a train was approaching her and eventually she was run over by it.

“Onlookers said that she had plugged earphones and was listening to music from her mobile phone. Therefore, she could not hear the approaching train’s sound. However, it has to be verified whether she had earphones on or not as no earphones were found at the spot,” the police explained.

Byappanahalli Railway police have registered a case and further investigations are on.

Similar Mishaps

On February 18, Pushpak Nagaraj, a first year BCA student of Surana College was mowed down by a speeding train in Kengeri when he crossing the railway track swith headphones plugged into his ears.

On October 23, 2011, Bhagyalakshmi, 18, a housekeeping staff at Mantri Square, was knocked down by a train at Srirampura.She was listening to music from her phone.

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