A man on the Pune-Mumbai Sinhagad Express was injured after being hit by a stone near Lonavala on Friday morning. The man was injured when some miscreants by the tracks hurled rocks at the passing train.
He was taken to the next station where he received treatment for head injuries.
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Of late, several incidents of miscreants hurling stones at running trains have been reported across India. Many passengers have been injured in such incidents. Three passengers on a Mumbai local suburban train were injured on November 7 when they were hit by stones hurled by miscreants along the tracks near Kalwa.
On November 6, the loco pilot of a goods train was injured near Tamil Nadu’s Nagore railway station in a similar incident. Last month, two passengers on the Sampark Kranti Express sustained injuries after the train was pelted with stones in Kozhikode, Kerala.
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Such miscreants haven’t spared even children. A 12-year-old girl on the Mangalore-Thiruvananthapuram Express was injured after being hit by a rock hurled at the moving train in Kannur. Railway authorities in that section took cognisance of such recurring incidents and apprehended a few schoolchildren for hurling stones at moving trains near Ullal station, reported OnManorama.
However, a concrete plan for curbing such incidents is yet to be formulated by the railway authorities.