Jammu & Kashmir

Man who lost limbs after ‘jumping in front of a moving train’ in Anantnag succumbs

Srinagar-Banihal train. [FPK Photo/ Vikar Syed]

Railway Police issues advisory, asks people not to use tracks for walking, sitting or grazing livestock

Anantnag: An elderly man who lost both legs yesterday after allegedly jumping in front of a moving train in South Kashmir’s Anantnag, succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS Soura on Tuesday morning.

An official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that the man from Mattan jumped in front of a moving train at Sadora area and lost both legs.

He said he was shifted to GMC Anantnag in a critical condition where from he was referred to SKIMS Soura for specialised treatment, however, today morning he succumbed.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Railway Police have issued an advisory, asking people not to use the railway tracks for walking and also warned of action against trespassers.

“We appeal to the general public against walking, sitting on railway tracks and grazing livestock. If any person is found involved in such activities, strict legal action will be taken against him. He shall be personally responsible,” reads the advisory.

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