Kota Mar 30 (PTI) A 22-year-old-man and his 20-year-old-girl friend allegedly attempted suicide by jumping before the Jaipur Mumbai train near Ramganjmandi railway station in the district, police said today.

The couple hailing from Chhattisgarh escaped with injuries as the driver broke the speed of the train. The two received head injuries and are undergoing treatment at the Jhalawar Medical Hospital. They are reported to be out of danger.

The two started walking on tracks near the station yesterday as the train was approaching.

When the couple refused to budge from the track despite sirens, the driver broke the speed of the train that had just left the Ramjanjmandi railway station. However, by the time the train halted, the engine had hit the two, SHO, Ramganjmandi police station,Manoj Singh Sikarwar told.

The woman was taking coaching to crack medical entrance test NEET in a coaching institute in Kota for around one year and was staying along which her mother in a rented accommodation in Kunhari area, the SHO said.

The mother of the girl had left for Chhattisgarh a few days ago and following her departure, the man reached here a couple of days ago, the SHO said.

Police personnel have been sent to hospital to record their statements.

The parents of the two have also been informed and they are expected to reach here tonight, he added.

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