Hisar, Jun 7 (UNI) Five women, apparently of same family, today ended their lives by jumping in front of Ludhiana-Hisar passenger train near Madanpura village on the outskirts of Uklana town in this district.
According to police, the women, one of them old, one middle-aged, two teenagers and a young girl, suddenly jumped on the track and huddled together as the train came hurtling down after leaving the nearby Jakhal Railway station.
While four of the women died on the spot, the old woman was thrown off after hitting the engine.
She was rushed to nearest hospital but succumbed to her wounds.
Though a large number of villagers gathered at the spot, the deceased, who were dressed differently from the local attire, could not be identified as they apparently did not belong to the nearby village.
Apparently, women took the extreme step due to some domestic dispute or crisis.
Government Railway Police from Jakhal rushed to the spot and had started investigations.
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