Mangaluru, Dec 5, 2015 : A dangerous morning walk on the railway tracks, that too with an earphone on proved fatal for an NITK student on December 4, Friday as he was run over by a train. The deceased has been identified as Chethan Chandrakanth Chandavar (20) from Kumta in Uttara Kannada district. He was a fifth semester student of Mechanical Engineering.
The mishap occurred when Chandrakanth along with his friends Lakshmish and Sahana, all in a relaxed mood upon completion of their semester exams, were walking on the railway tracks towards Pavanje. It is learnt, Chetan was ahead of Lakshmish and Sahana who were walking from some distance behind. When they heard the sound of an approaching train, the other two, it has been gathered shouted at Chetan to leave the track but of no avail as he was wearing an earphone. Sources said both rushed to save their friend from being run over by the train, but did not succeed. The two sustained minor injuries in their futile effort to save their friend.
A case has been registered in Suratkal police station.