Two college students fell off a train between Nalasopara and Virar stations on Tuesday. Suraj Vishwakarma (18) and his friend Vishwamitra Pandey (19) boarded a train at Nalasopara around 12.44pm. They were travelling to a college in Virar.
According to the Vasai GRP, the boys were standing on the footboard although the train was empty. Pandey and Vishwakarma lost their balance and fell on to the tracks. “We do not know why Vishwakarma and Pandey were travelling on the footboard even though there was space to sit in the compartment. We will speak to other commuters,” said an official. Commuters alerted the railway police who took them Alliance Hospital in Nalasopara east. Vishwakarma, a FYJC student died on Thursday of severe head injuries. Pandey, a SYJC student, is said to be critical.