Barasat: TWO college students have been run over by a train in North 24-Parganas district while they were busy shooting a video of themselves on mobile phones.
The accident took place today early afternoon at Belghoria railway station, not very far from Kolkata.
The deceased youths have been identified as Sunit Tanti (20) and Shaishab Dolui (19) residents of Khardah and Sodepur, respectively. They were first-year undergraduate students at Bhairab Ganguly College at Belghoria.
Soumyadeep Santra, who was with them, said that they were walking line no 4 at Belghoria railway station. During this, Sunil and Shaishab asked him to shot their video on a mobile.
As they were all engrossed in the shooting, a Kalyani-Budge Budge local train suddenly moved in but they failed to get a wind of this. Soumyadeep managed to jump to safety at the last moment but Sunil and Shaishab were hit by the train.
Police subsequently rushed them to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital in a critical state. The two died soon after. Soumyadeep was detained by police and was allowed to go home after some questioning.