Man tries to board moving train, loses his left arm

Aug 24, 2017

 MYSURU: A daily-wage worker lost his left arm after he tried to board a moving train in Nanjangud on Saturday night. A profusely bleeding Paramesh, 30, had to walk until the main road to seek help. While passers-by watched him writhe in pain, it was a snake enthusiast who saved Paramesh’s life by rushing him to the hospital.
Paramesh, a resident of Kadatanalu village in Srirangapatna taluk of Mandya district, had come to Nanjangud on Saturday for work. After work, he decided to return to his village on the last train towards Mysuru. Paramesh, who travels regularly between Chamarajangar and Mysuru, has a monthly train pass.

On Saturday night, Paramesh reached the Sujathapuram station around 10pm but was late for the Chamarajanagar – Mysuru passenger train, which was already chugging out. He tried to board the moving train, but slipped and came under its wheels, said railway officials. While he managed to escape from coming under the wheels, his left arm was crushed.

Sujathapuram being a halt station, trains usually stop for just a minute. On Saturday, nobody noticed Paramesh coming under the wheels. He got up from the rails and walked towards the main road, 30 metres from the railway station.

Railway police, who registered a case, lauded Basavaraju for helping the accident victim.