Delhi: Woman gets dragged by Metro train as clothes get trapped in door; dies

New Delhi, Dec 17: A woman has succumbed to her injuries which she sustained when her saree and jacket got stuck in the door of a Delhi Metro train following which she got dragged by the train for several metres, an official said on Saturday.

The incident occurred on December 14 at Inderlok Metro station when the woman was travelling from Nangloi to Mohan Nagar accompanied by her son.

Initial investigation suggests that the Metro door’s sensor failed to detect the presence of the woman’s clothing, leading to the accident.

The victim was dragged by the train for several metres, ultimately causing her to fall onto the tracks.

Following the incident, she was promptly rushed to Safdarjung Hospital and admitted to the ICU ward of Neuro Surgery.

“An incident occurred at Inderlok Metro station on December 14 where, prima facie, it appears that a lady passenger’s clothes got entangled in a train, leading to injuries and subsequent demise in hospital today,” said the DMRC spokesperson, Anuj Dayal.

“The Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) will be holding an inquiry into this incident,” he said.