After coming under a Metro train at Arjan Garh on August 8, Tanuja lies battling for her life at the AIIMS Trauma Center. This 21-year-old from Bhagalpur in Bihar has to thank two city cops for her life and limb.
When the woman was being taken to the hospital in PCR (Police Control Room) van after the accident, it is then that two cops in the vehicle realize that her right arm is severed from the elbow and the remaining portion of her limb was missing.
Immediately two cops contacted the control room for CATS ambulance to transported the woman to the nearby hospital. After the patient was transferred to the ambulance, the cops rush back to the metro station to trace the missing forearm. The severed limb was found partly hidden on the tracks.
The limb was then wrapped in a polythene bag and taken to the hospital. The woman was shifted to AIIMS Trauma Center, a couple of hours later, where doctors stitched the limb back in a 12-hour operation.
The girl survived and is receiving treatment, said the cops on August 12. The accident took place around 10.35am on the yellow Metro line going to Gurgaon. "Tanuja had come to the capital to visit her relatives," said Ranveer Singh, additional CP (operations).
The police suspect whether Tanuja was depressed but is not clear whether she had attempted suicide. She was talking loudly on the phone and suddenly fell on the tracks. She was run over even as the train driver applied emergency brakes, according to witnesses.
"PCR van (E 36) was on patrol duty when it received the call around 10.40am. The staff reached the spot in 2 minutes and found an injured woman on the tracks. They lifted the woman, who was blood-stained and injured, and rushed her to the nearby Fortis hospital in the PCR van," said DCP (PCR) R K Singh.