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A walk on railway tracks with earphone proves fatal for NITK student

A walk on railway tracks with earphone proves fatal for NITK student


Mangalore Today News Network

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.


A walk on railway tracks with earphone on proves fatal for NITK studentThe 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.


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Sara M, Goa Sat, December-5-2015, 12:23

Never use the track for walk , you are not aware of the train timings. It is not safe. So many such incidents take place you hear of it and repeat the same.

Nihal Rai, Dubai Sat, December-5-2015, 12:21

What else we can say ’Destiny".

Meera Jain, Kolkatta Sat, December-5-2015, 12:16

When you are a public place never use earphones because you mind will be completely into it and never know nor hear what’s happening around.

Lohith Poojary, Mangalore Fri, December-4-2015, 11:51

How sad? His craze for hearing the music killed him. The friends might never forget this tragic incident.

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