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Train victim buried
Dimapur, Sept 2(NPN):
Published on 3 Sep. 2010 12:41 AM IST
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The body of ‘Aleng’ (Lengnyu) the Phom girl who was run over by the 53336 Guwahati-Dimapur BG Express on Wednesday morning near Jagi Road as reported in the September 2 issue of this newspaper, was buried after a funeral service at Longleng Thursday. It may be recalled that the victim, was taking her mother for a medical check up at Guwahati along with her cousin brother. She was woken up from sleep near Jagi Road where the train halted briefly, when a miscreant snatched her handbag containing money. As the train began moving, the miscreant fled with Aleng chasing after him. Sources quoting her cousin said Aleng had not alerted her mother and the cousin about the incident. It appeared that the miscreant jumped out of the running train and also pulled the victim down. She fell on the tracks and her legs were run over by the wheels. Meanwhile, her cousin woke up and began searching but in vain. He then called the victim on mobile and she told him that she had fallen on the tracks. He immediately pulled several chains in the bogey to stop the train but none were in working condition. He next looked for the Ticket Collector who was in the A/C compartment and even after banging the door for several minutes there was no response. It was reported that Aleng also called up her brother who was in Mon and informed him about her misfortune. Her brother then called up some friends in Guwahati to inform about the incident. When the cousin brother again called up Aleng she sounded incoherent. At Guwahati, on receiving information, Assam Police later went to the spot and recovered the body. The victim reportedly died due massive bleeding. Sources said the victim was a student of Yingli College Longleng and that her father died a few years back. Sources quoting family members said they were appalled by the failure of the emergency chain to stop the train and how the Ticket Collector had not done routine checks in the compartments. They said if either had been functioning, the victim could have been saved.
Staff Reporter

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