Man falls off train, dies; Son walk miles in search
Bovikannam: In an unfortunate mishap, a man who alighted from the train to buy refreshments for his son, fell off from the train while boarding and died. The deceased is Neduvott Mahmud, 63, who is a contractor and also a member of Muslim League Council of Muliyar panchayat. The incident happened at around 10.30 pm on Saturday at Mangaluru railway station.
Mahmud’s son Haris is endosulfan affected and is also differently-abled. The duo were returning to Kasaragod after visiting a hospital at Mangaluru. Haris did not knew his father died and continued his journey to Kasaragod. As he could not find his father in the train, he alighted at Kasargod and walked about 13 km looking for him and reached home at 3 am on Sunday.
Both of them had reached Mangaluru on Saturday evening for a hospital check up. After the hospital visit, they boarded the train to return home. Mahmud went to buy tea for his son who was seated in the train. As he tried to board the train, holding tea in both hands, the train started moving. He tried to jump in but lost control and slipped. He lost both his legs. He was at once rushed to the hospital but his life couldn’t be saved.
Mahmud was fighting cancer since two years and his speech was affected. The hospital authorities contacted his family at 12 in the night in the phone number found on his identity card. The family reached the hospital and were looking for Haris when they got information that he had reached home.
Mahmud’s body was buried at Juma Masjid Khabarsthan in Mundakkai on Sunday evening. He is survived by his wife Ummali and children Sherif, Safana, Nasrina and Sahala.