Delhi metro train drags woman several metres after sari gets stuck between doors, dies of brain injury

Reena was forced to deboard as her 10-year-old son remained on the platform

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A single mother who was hospitalised with grievous injuries after a freak Delhi metro train accident died on Saturday afternoon, reports said. 35-year-old Reena, reportedly suffered serious injuries to her chest and brain last Thursday after being dragged by the metro train at Inderlok station last Thursday.

CCTV visuals revealed that Reena had boarded the train safely around 1:00 PM on Thursday, but was forced to step out as her 10-year-old son remained on the platform. As she got down to get the boy, it is suspected that her sari got stuck in the train's door and she was dragged for several metres on the track.

The mother of two was admitted at Safdargunj hospital after three other Delhi hospitals refused to get the mother of two admitted, the Times of India (TOI) said in a report.

Delhi's Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Lok Nayak Hospital refused her admission citing lack of a ventilator, media reports said her relatives as claiming.

The doctors at Safdargunj found Reena had suffered a head fracture on the right side and a diffused axonal injury which is caused when the brain rotates and shifts rapidly inside the skull, the TOI report said. Chest tube drainage was reportedly put on both sides as she faced breathing difficulty due to the chest injury.

Reena was selling vegetables to sustain her two children after her husband passed away in 2014. Her elder daughter is 12, reports added.

Meanwhile, in a statement issued on Saturday, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) informed that the commissioner of Metro railway safety will conduct an inquiry into the incident.

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