56-yr-old pushed onto tracks by man & woman at Mulund station, run over by train
In a shocking incident, a 56-year-old was run over by a train after being pushed on to the tracks by an unidentified man and woman at Mulund station on Saturday afternoon. The incident was caught on a CCTV camera at the station.
According to officials, the incident took place on April 21 when the victim, identified as Deepak Patwa, was waiting at platform number 3 to board the local to Masjid Bunder station.
Around 2:30 pm, Patwa allegedly got into an argument with the man and woman, who were also waiting at the platform. The altercation took a physical turn when the duo started pushing the steel broker.
Seconds later, the woman pushed Patwa to the edge of the platform, following which the Mulund-resident fell on the tracks and, before bystanders could come to his aid, got run over by the oncoming Asangaon local (Down).
After Government Railway Police (GRP) was alerted about the mishap, they rushed the victim to the nearby Veer Savarkar Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
GRP officials notified Patwa’s family members using his cell phone and registered an accidental death case in the matter.
However, after family members reached the hospital, an eye-witness to the incident informed them that Patwa did not have an accident and had been pushed on the tracks by someone.
The family subsequently asked GRP officials to show them the CCTV footage of the incident, which clearly showed that Patwa had been pushed by other commuters.
Later, Kurla GPR registered a case against the unidentified man and woman under sections 302 and 34 of the IPC.
“We are trying to find out if the victim knew the accused and the reason for their altercation. From the video, it seems that the duo knew about the oncoming train and pushed Patwa from the platform nonetheless,” an official said.
Some reports suggest that Patwa had accidentally bumped into the woman at the station earlier. Although he apologized for the same immediately, the woman and the man kept pushing him.
Meanwhile, four teams comprising of 20 officers have been formed to trace both accused, believed to be in their thirties.
Patwa is survived by his wife and son, a Charted Accountant.