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Tamil Nadu: 4 engineering students sitting on tracks run over by a train

November 14, 2019

Four engineering students, who were sitting on the tracks were run over by a train at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday late night.  The incident happened on the Rowthar Palam rail over-bridge near Sulur in Coimbatore when the Chennai–Alappuzha express was passing by. Local residents had informed the police.

The police suspect that the students might have come to the tracks for consuming liquor. The inquiry officer told Hindustan Times, “As alcohol bottles and plastic cups were found near the track, we suspect that students might have come here for having liquor.”

The railway police said, “Bothanur Railway Police reached the spot and retrieved four bodies and one student who sustained injuries.”

The deceased were identified as D Siddique Raja (22), Rajasekar (20), M Gowtham(23), and Karuppasamy(24), all of whom were students of a private engineering college in Coimbatore. They belonged to Kodaikanal, Theni, and Viruthunagar districts.

The inquiry police officer further added, “Gowtham and Karuppasamy were the 2018 batch pass outs of the college and had come for an exam. Rajasekar was studying in the third year and two others are in their final year of engineering course. After the exam, they had gone to Rowthar Palam and were hit by the Chennai- Alappuzha express train.”

Source: Hindustan Times

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