A 22-year-old woman, on her way to work, died after she fell from a running local train between Dombivli and Kopar stations on Monday morning.
The police said Charmi Pasad, who was travelling on the footboard, lost balance due to overcrowding in the compartment.
Pasad lived with her two elder brothers and mother in Dombivli.
“Pasad, a resident of Bhopar Gaon, Dombivli (East), fell off the running local around 9am. The victim was taken to Shastri Nagar Hospital in Dombivli, where she surrendered to her major head and back injuries.
An accidental death report has been registered,” said a Government Railway Police (GRP) officer from Dombivli.
According to the GRP police, Pasad had boarded a Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT)-bound fast local around 8.53am, from platform no. 5 of Dombivli railway station.
According to her brother, Pasad was a regular commuter and was on her way to office on Monday. “She was working in the sales department of a private company in Ghatkopar,” said Mehul Pasad, 35.
“I request authorities to form a queue system for boarding and de-boarding locals. Besides, there should be increase in the local services, especially the ladies specials from Dombivli station, during peak hours, added Mehul.
Meanwhile, local railway activists blamed the unfinished 5th and 6th line between Thane and Diva for the increase in such accidents.