On Saturday, a man named Deepak Patwa (56) was pushed on the railway tracks in front of an approaching train and killed at the Mulund railway station, Mumbai, after he got into a scuffle with a man and woman.
Police has arrested a woman who has been recognised as Manisha Khakadiya (38) as she was seen pushing the victim on railway tracks with the help of another man in the CCTV.
The senior police inspector of Kurla GRP Mahesh Balwantrao told Hindustan Times,
“Claiming that Patwa, a Mulund resident, touched her inappropriately, Khakadiya created a ruckus. A man, who was among the crowd that had gathered, intervened and started to fight with Patwa. When Patwa denied the allegations, the man got furious and pushed him. The CCTV recordings show the man had seen the train approaching when he pushed Patwa off the platform. Patwa was run over by the train and died on the spot.”
As per a report in MidDay, a man can be seen in the CCTV footage bumping into a woman accidentally; however he was pushed on the track and killed by the running train despite the fact that he apologised to the woman.
Deepak Patwa was a steel broker by profession and was going to his office at Masjid’s Bunder Loha Bazaar. The family members filed a complaint as the death looked suspicious to them. Deepak’s brother-in-law told MidDay,
“Deepak was not someone who would purposely bump into a woman. As per witnesses, he was pushed intentionally, and the [CCTV] footage confirms this.”
After the incident, Manisha and the man who helped her, escaped despite the crowd tried to catch them. Police recorded the statements of other travellers who were present at the time of the incident and took the photos of the accused from the CCTV footage.
Soon police got to know that Manisha is from Chembur and they arrested her on Tuesday. Police has booked her under section 302 (murder) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. However, she kept on saying that she had not been to Mulund for the last two days.
Mahesh Balwantrao stated,
“We then got her mobile location and found she was at Mulund station at the time of the incident. We arrested her for murder and are now on the lookout for the man.”
This is really disgusting and the culprits should be punished strictly.