KOTTAYAM: A student fell off the moving train on Thursday and died on the spot. The dead was Rajan’s son Rahul, a resident of Shankumugham in Thiruvananthapuram. The mishap occurred on Ernakulam-Palakkad Amritha Express at around 1:30 am.
From Thiruvananthapuram, Rajan and his son Rahul were going towards their relative’s house in Ernakulam.
Rahul was standing near the door of the train when it reached Pannimattam near Kottayam Chingavanam. He is known to have dozed off when he slipped and fell off the train.
Though the train was stopped pulling the chain and an attempt was made to rescue him, his life could not be saved.
The rescue operation was carried out by RPF oficials, passengers and Railway employees.
Chingavanam police reached the spot and initiated further action. The body has been kept in Kottayam Medical College hospital.