B'lore: Earphone turns deadly; boy killed by speeding train

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Bangalore, Feb 19: Pushpak Nagaraj, a BCA first year student, Surana College, Jayanagar South End Circle, died after he was mowed down by a speeding train.

The victim, a resident of Kengeri satellite town, was walking towards his grandmother's house when the accident took place.

Pushpak was walking down the railway track with headphones plugged into his ears, when the Mysore bound Bangalore-Mysore Push Pull was speeding. He then succumbed to his head injuries on the spot.

"Some people noticed him crossing the track and shouted to him, warning him that the train was coming. Unfortunately, he had plugged in the earphones of his mobile and didn't hear the screams from around," said, BG Rajshekhar, an eyewitness.

"Onlookers shifted him to Kengeri Government Hospital, but doctors declared him brought dead," said Railway police.

"He loved old Kannada songs, especially those by Dr Rajkumar, PB Srinivas and SP Balasubramanyam. Recently, he had installed a memory chip into the mobile and downloaded more than 200 songs," said Narayana Swamy, a family member, that Pushpak was an avid music lover.

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