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With saree stuck in metro train door, woman gets dragged on platform; DMRC orders probe

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 40-year-old woman suffered head injuries on Tuesday after her saree got stuck in a carriage door of a Metro train as it was about to leave a station, due to which she got dragged on the platform, her husband said.

The victim, Gita, a resident of the Shashtri Nagar area near Inderlok, was travelling with her daughter when the incident took place at the metro station on the Blue Line.

"and my daughter were travelling from Nawada. They got off at the station when the 'pallu' of Gita's saree got stuck in the closing door. As a result, she got dragged for some distance on the platform," her husband said.

Gita, a housewife, suffered injures on her head and was rushed to a nearby hospital, Prasad added.

"I got a call from my daughter who told me about the incident. Apparently, one of the commuters had pressed the emergency button to alert the for stopping the train," he said.

Confirming the incident, a senior Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official confirmed said the incident was reported at station (Line-3) at 9.19 AM where a woman passenger's saree got stuck in the train doors while de-boarding from the metro train going towards Vaishali.

"The train operator immediately applied the emergency brakes and stopped the train.

"The also rushed to the where the passenger was rescued and immediately sent to a nearby hospital after providing first aid. Metro advises its commuters to be extra careful while boarding and de-boarding from metro train, especially during peak hours," DMRC stated.

In a tweet, the DMRC informed that the services were briefly affected between the Moti Nagar and Rajendra Place stations.

The DMRC, in a statement late evening, said, "We have constituted an enquiry into the incident and after assessing all the details, appropriate action will be taken as needed."

The Blue Line of Delhi Metro connects Dwarka in Delhi to Noida Electronic City.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 20:45 IST