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Medical student dies after jumping from train in Mumbai

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Mumbai: A 23-year-old medical fourth-year MBBS girl from Vashi died after jumping off a train when it took off from Kharghar station on Wednesday.

Sneha Khandgale was a fourth-year MBBS student who was an intern at a private hospital at Kharghar, she had severe head injuries and died at a hospital, railway police said.

“On Wednesday morning she and a few of her friends boarded a Panvel-bound train to go to the hospital from Vashi. Around 9 am the train halted at Kharghar station but she took some time to reach the door from her seat,” said Rajesh Babshetty, senior police inspector of Panvel government reserve police.

“By the time Sneha reached the door, the train had started but she still jumped off it, fell on the platform and hurt her head badly,” he added.

Her friends rushed her to MGM Hospital in Kamothe. “Her condition started deteriorating and she was shifted to another private hospital in Vashi. But she died there at night,” Babshetty said.

Her body was sent to a postmortem in Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation Hospital in Vashi and then was handed over to her family. The post-mortem report is yet to be released.

In a similar incident, a man had died after jumping off a moving train at Panvel station. Nandakishore Verma, 50, had reached the station to board a train to Delhi on Wednesday. However, he mistakenly boarded a southbound train.

“He realised his mistake only after the train started moving. He jumped off the train, fell on the platform and suffered severe head injuries,” a railway official said.

His body was sent to Panvel Rural Hospital for a postmortem before it was handed over to his family. The railway police registered accidental death cases for both incidents.