A 35-year-old track maintainer died on the spot after he was run over by a speeding Trichy- Thiruvananthapuram intercity express when the victim was on duty on the Madurai-Chennai section near Manapparai in Trichy.
According to Government Railway Police (GRP), the deceased has been identified as Gopi Nagarajan, from Madurai. He was on duty at North Ammapatti near Manapparai, when the Trichy – Thiruvananthapuram intercity express was approaching.
Police said that he failed to notice the train coming on the same track. On information, GRP personnel rushed to the spot and conducted an inquiry and sent the body to the government hospital in Manapparai for postmortem. Further investigations are on, sources said.