Jharsuguda, 16/12: Two young women today jumped off running Utkal Express near Bagdihi railway station in Jharsuguda district. They were rescued from the railway track in critical condition and admitted in the nearby hospital. However, the reason of the mishap was not known.
According to reports. Dhanmat Majhi and Jyotsna Nayak of Sundargarh were found lying near the railway track in critical condition after Puri-Nizamuddin Utkal Express passed Bagdihi railway station.. While the leg of one of them was severed, another sustained severe head injuries. On being informed, local social activists and railway staff rescued them and admitted them in Bagdihi primary health centre. Later, they were shifted to Jharsuguda district headquarter hospital as their condition deteriorated. As the two young women were in unconscious condition, they were being shifted to VSS Institute of Medical Science and Research at Burla for further treatment.
Sources said the two young women jumped off Utkal Express at around 11.30 pm while the train was passing through Bagdihi station. They jumped towards the station’s platform.
Meanwhile, police contacted their family members through their cell phones and the Railway administration has identified the two. Till now, the reason of the mishap could not be known. Locals blamed the Railways for the mishap.
They jumped off the running train as they might have been faced with any untoward incident or because the train did not halt at the station, suspected locals.
A similar incident had happened in Uttar Pradesh. According to the information from Government Railway Police, a mother-daughter duo was returning to Delhi by Howrah-Delhi Ananda Vihar Express. A few intoxicated youths were also travelling in the same compartment. Suddenly, they started making obscene gestures to them. Frightened, they got down from the train at Mughal Sarai station and lodged complaint at the Government Railway Police (GRP) police station.
GRP personnel then arranged the mother-daughter duo board by Allahabad-Udhampur Express. Again, they were abused in obscene language by a group of anti-socials. They jumped off the running train out of fear. They were rescued and hospitalised. Now, the two have recovered. However, the ghastly incident has raised question about the safe journey of women, who travel alone.