Cops carrying an injured woman on a makeshift stretcher to hospital.
A TEAM of policemen walked 4 km carrying a woman on a makeshift stretcher to a hospital after she was found injured near rail tracks in the Western Ghats section between Khandala and Karjat stations in Maharashtra. The woman is now recuperating at a Government hospital in Pune and is reported to be in a stable condition, officials said on Thursday. According to the railway police, the incident took place on Monday when the woman, Asha Waghmare (42), was found lying besides the tracks near Jamrung in the ghat section. A team of four-five policeman rushed there and carried the woman on a makeshift stretcher made of saree and bamboo sticks in the hilly section.
They later used an ambulance to rush her to a primary health care centre in Karjat, around 120 km from Mumbai. “On Monday, we received information from the Lonavla railway station master that a woman was lying near the tracks in the ghat section near Jamrung,” Lonavla railway police sub-inspector Vishnu Gosavi told PTI. Since the spot was 20 to 22 km away from Lonavla, officials from the Karjat railway station, which was relatively closer to the spot, were informed, he said.
A team of policemen and porters from the Karjat railway station immediately to the spot. The woman, who had received injuries on her back, was found lying near the tracks. Since it is a hilly terrain with a deep gorge on one side, it was difficult to arrange any transport to take her to hospital, said Gosavi.