July 6, 2014

Odisha Channel Bureau Jajpur, July 6: A 32-year-old youth from the neighbouring Bhadrak district died and his wife sustained serious injuries while trying to alight from a running train at Jajpur Keonjhar Road railway station on Sunday morning.Hare Krushna Behera, a resident of Beteda who was traveling in a general compartment along with his wife Sasmita(26) and five months old son Vikash, tried to alight from Dibrugarh-Yesvantpur express train, which had apparently slowed down while passing from JKR railway station around 8.45 am.Behera couple was coming to Jajpur Road to treat their ailing son.The train does not have a halt at the JKR station.They had boarded the non-stop train at Manjuri Road railway station while it was stranded there due to non-clearance of route.When the JKR station approached, the train slowed down its speed.While it was passing the station, Behera got down from the running train and fell on the track, the train ran over him.He was killed instantly.His wife who followed her husband sustained serious injuries.Miraculously, their five months old son whom Behera was holding escaped unhurt.The seriously injured Sasmita was rushed to the local hospital.Later, she was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after her condition deteriorated, GRP sources said.”The train’s speed wasn’t so slow that the couple could have got down from it with their kid,” said an eyewitness at the station.“We didn’t know that the train doesn’t stop at Jajpur Keonjhar Road station.When the train slowed down fractionally at the station, they probably assumed that they could get down safely,” said Sasmita.The baby was handed over to Behera family while the body was sent to Danagadi hospital for post mortem.Behera was the sole bread earner of the family, sources said.

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