Shivamogga: A father-son duo was killed after sustaining critical injuries in a fall while trying to board a moving train here on Sunday night.
The deceased are identified as Mohan Prasad (70), a resident of Bengaluru, and his son Amarnath (30) who resided in Bhadravati.
It is gathered that Mohan Prasad was on a visit to his son’s place and the duo was to board a train to Bengaluru on Sunday night. When they arrived at the station they noticed that the Talguppa-Bengaluru-Mysuru train was in motion and hurried to board it.
However, Amarnath slipped and fell while trying to board the moving train. His father rushed to his son’s rescue but fell down in the process. Amarnath sustained critical injuries and died on the spot.
Mohan Prasad was rushed to the Bhadrawati government hospital where doctors provided preliminary treatment and recommended he be shifted to a hospital in Bengaluru for advanced treatment. Prasad however died en route to the hospital.
A case has been registered at Shivamogga Railway Police Station.