Mumbai woman loses leg in bid to resist purse-snatching

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Mumbai, Jun 12: A 24-year-old Mumbai-based woman lost her leg after she was allegedly thrown out of a train near Ambala, while she was returning from a holiday in Punjab, railway sources said.

The incident happened last week and the victim Bhavika Mehta is now recuperating in the ICU of Mulund hospital in suburban Mumbai, they said. Last week, Bhavika and her five other family members had boarded a train from Amritsar for Mumbai.

They had boarded the non-AC coach. Around 1:30 am, she realised that someone snatched her bag. Since her seat was close to the door, she followed the thief. But when she tried to resist, he pushed her from the train, sources added.

The train was slowing down when it was nearing the Ambala station. While trying to resist him, her left leg came under the wheels. Her father Kiran also jumped from the train after hearing her screams.

Later, her relatives pulled the chain and started looking for them. Police were alerted at Ambala station. A case has been registered with Ambala railway police.

PTI

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