A 19-year-old man from Badoi in Uttar Pradesh who was facing a case for allegedly kidnapping a girl jumped from a speeding train in Thane district of Maharashtra and died four days later, the railway police said on Friday.
The man, badly injured and unconscious, was found on the tracks between Kopar and Diva stations on the night of June 19 and died at Sion hospital in Mumbai on June 23, said senior inspector of Dombivli Railway Police Satish Pawar.
As the man never regained consciousness, police could not get information from him. By calling people in the contact list of his mobile phone, police identified him as Sahil Hashmi of Durgaganj in Badoi in UP, he said.
Probe revealed that Mr Hashmi had run away with a girl aged around 16 on June 15 and was heading for Mumbai.
The family members of the girl registered a kidnapping case at the Durgaganj police station against the boy and alerted the girl’s brother in Mumbai. The brother found them on the train, and when Mr Hashmi saw him, he allegedly jumped out of the train, the police officer said.
The girl and her brother have since returned to UP, he added.
The victim had no signs of assault on his body and therefore no foul play was suspected, Mr Pawar said, adding that further probe was on