A woman committed suicide along with her two children by jumping in front of a train near Papanasam in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. The incident occurred at Araiyapuram level crossing, located between Papanasam and Pandaravadai railway stations on the Trichy – Villupuram mainline. According to the Government Railway Police, the woman jumped in front of the Mayiladuthurai – Thirunelveli fast passenger train with her two children and instantly the loco pilot informed Pandaravadai station master about the incident, who in turn alerted the Papanasam station.
The woman and the boy died on the spot while the girl, who suffered grievous injuries, was rushed to the Government Medical College Hospital in Thanjavur in an ambulance but, she succumbed to her injuries before reaching the hospital.
The Government Railway Police from Kumbakonam retrieved the bodies of the woman and the boy. They were sent to Kumbakonam Government Hospital, while the girl’s body was kept at the Thanjavur hospital. The cause of the suicide was not known.