New Delhi: A 40-year-old woman had reportedly sustained head injuries on Tuesday after her saree got stuck in the carriage door of a Delhi Metro train. As the train was prepared to leave the station, the woman got dragged on the platform, claimed her husband. The victim’s husband, Jagdish Prasad said, “Gita and my daughter were travelling from Nawada. They got off at the Moti Nagar station when the ‘pallu’ of Gita’s saree got stuck in the closing door. As a result, she got dragged for some distance on the platform.”
The victim, identified as Gita, was travelling with her daughter. The incident took place at the Moti Nagar metro station on the Blue Line, confirmed a senior Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official. Soon after the accident, the victim who is a housewife was rushed to a nearby hospital, added Prasad. He said, “I got a call from my daughter who told me about the incident. Apparently, one of the commuters had pressed the emergency button to alert the driver for stopping the train,” he said.
In a tweet, the DMRC informed that the services were briefly affected between the Moti Nagar and Rajendra Place stations. Gita is a resident of the Shashtri Nagar area near Inderlok. The Blue Line of Delhi Metro connects Dwarka in Delhi to Noida Electronic City.
(With agency inputs)