Jalgaon, Maharashtra: A drunk Travelling Ticket Examinar on Thursday morning pushed a woman passenger Ujjwala Pandey to her death from the two-tier AC coach of Lokmanya Tilak Express going from Mumbai to Bihar.
Ujjwala Pandey, 38,was going to Khandwa with her 10-year-old daughter Palam and her nephew Rahul Purohit, 25, had come to see them off. Ujjwala and her daughter had bought ordinary tickets, but as the 3202 Dn Lokmanya Tilak Rajendra Nagar Express departed from the station, the mother-daughter duo entered the 2-tier AC coach.
The drunk TTE Sampat Salunkhe asked them to get off, and later pushed the woman out of the train. She fell between the train and platform and was crushed under the wheels, dying on the spot.
Salunkhe then nonchalantly went straight to the pantry car and slept on the third berth. Angry commuters stopped the train, dragged out Salunkhe and gave him a sound beating. The furious passengers took Salunkhe to the GRP police station, where the drunk TTE was beaten up again.
Ujjwala Pandey hailed from Jalgaon, and his family rushed to the station on hearing about her death.