A 26-year-old man working for Maharashtra’s State Transport corporation died after being punched and falling onto the tracks at Sion station in Mumbai. The attacker, Avinash Mane, and his wife, Sheetal Mane, were arrested in connection with the incident. The argument began when Sheetal Mane had a dispute with the deceased, Dinesh Rathod. Avinash Mane punched Rathod, causing him to fall under a moving train. The couple fled the scene but were later apprehended by the police. They have been charged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. Press Trust of India reported
A tragic incident occurred at Sion station in Mumbai, where a 26-year-old employee of Maharashtra’s State Transport (ST) corporation lost his life. The unfortunate event took place when the victim, identified as Dinesh Rathod, fell onto the tracks and was struck by a moving suburban train. This fatal accident was a result of an altercation between Rathod and another individual, Avinash Mane, who allegedly punched him during the argument. Avinash Mane, along with his wife Sheetal Mane, was subsequently arrested in connection with the incident.
The altercation unfolded when Sheetal Mane engaged in a dispute with Rathod upon disembarking from a suburban train at Sion station. Avinash Mane, witnessing the argument between his wife and Rathod, intervened and a heated exchange ensued. In a fit of anger, Avinash Mane struck Rathod, causing him to lose his balance and ultimately fall onto the tracks, where he was tragically crushed by the moving train. Rathod was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Following the incident, the couple fled the scene.
Law enforcement authorities were able to apprehend Avinash Mane in the Dharavi area, aided by CCTV footage from the station premises and information provided by eyewitnesses. Subsequently, Sheetal Mane was also arrested. The couple has been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including culpable homicide not amounting to murder (Section 304).
This distressing incident serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining peace and resolving conflicts through peaceful means. The loss of a young life in such circumstances is a tragic outcome that should encourage society to promote tolerance and understanding in our interactions..