Malayali priest dies after falling off local train in Dadar

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016,11:44 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | An elderly parish priest Wednesday died when he fell from a suburban train after boarding it at Dadar railway station here, a GRP official said.

The deceased has been identified as Fr. Abraham Puliyelil (61), the parish priest at the St Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Church at Naigaon here.

The mishap occurred in the morning when Fr. Abraham lost his balance and fell off on platform number 1 of the station after the train gathered speed.

The priest shifted to Mumbai only three months back.

“As soon we got information about the incident, our constable rushed him to Sion hospital, where he was declared dead,” the official said, adding Fr. Abraham had suffered severe injuries to head.

His body was handed over to his daughter and a case of accidental death was registered with Dadar police.