The railway police is investigating the matter and has registered an accidental death report (ADR).
Mumbai: In a grim reminder not to throw caution to the wind, a woman and her two children were run over by a local train near Kalwa while crossing a railway track late on Sunday. The railway police is investigating the matter and has registered an accidental death report (ADR).
The deceased — identified as Manda Patil (33), Shrushti (11) and Daksh (6) — were residents of Padle Gao near Kalwa west. Patil’s family told police officials that she visited a doctor at Kalwa east on Sunday. A police official said, “Daksh was not feeling well for the past two days and so Patil took him to Shivaji Hospital along with her daughter. While they were returning around 9.30 pm, Patil, who was crossing the track with her kids, did not see the train approaching and was run over by it.”
Thane government railway police said, “Our Kalwa police team immediately took the three of them to the civil hospital. Not only did the children die on the spot, the mother too, did not survive. We have registered an ADR in the case and are now recording statements of their family members and people who saw the incident.”
A Thane-based activist who has led several campaigns against crossing railway tracks, Satish Sethi, said, “There is a flat railway route in Kalwa. For the past several years, Kalwa residents have been crossing the railway track in the same manner instead of using the foot over-bridge. We have even put up posters to warn the residents however they simply do not follow instructions.”