Two sisters jump off running-train, lose legs

Report by: 
SOUMYA DE SARKAR
MALDA
14 Sep 2017

Two sisters studying in college lost their pairs of legs as they jumped off a running train while returning home after puja-shopping. The tragic incident occurred at Chamagram rail-staion under Kaliachak police station on Wednesday evening. Rinki Mandal, 22 and her younger sister Sujita Mandal, 20 are now under treatment at Malda medical college & hospital (MMCH) in an alarming condition.
Sudhir Mandal, a peasant of Laxmipur village under Baishnabnagar police station said that his two daughters – Rinki and Sujita went to Malda town for puja-shopping yesterday. “In evening they boarded Burdwan passenger train from Malda town station under the impression that they would get off at Chamagram railway station. But the train had no scheduled stoppage at Chamagram. Getting confused and worried both of them jumped off the running train and losing balance went under the wheels,” Mandal said.
Legs of Rinki and Sujita, undergraduate students of Sanskrit in South Malda College were virtually detached from their bodies owing to the pressure of wheels.  Locals rushed to their rescue and rushed them to MMCH.
Dr Amit Daw, medical super cum vice principal of MMCH said, “Both of the girls are in an alarming conditions. Doctors are taking best possible care of them.” “Rinki’s marriage was scheduled to be held after the festive season,” her saddened father added.