Mystery surrounds the tragedy where two college students were found dead in a pit, apparently run over by a train, near the railway tracks in Marathahalli on Wednesday evening.

Meer Arif Ali, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Government Railway Police, identified the youngsters as Naveen (24) of Lal Bahadur Shastri Nagar near HAL and Jumala of Hope Farm near Prestige Santiniketan, Whitefield.

Ruling out any foul play, Mr. Ali said the pair was crossing the tracks when a train hit them.

While Naveen was a student of Masters in Tourism Administration in KLE College, Jumala was pursuing her engineering degree at MVJ College. “They went by bus to meet friends in Marathahalli.After alighting there, they called their friends on their cellphone saying they would arrive in a while. However, a train hit them while they were crossing the tracks around 7 p.m.,” Mr. Ali said.

Local residents spotted the mutilated bodies, which were lying in a pit, and called the police.

Clueless

The GRP officials said that they were clueless about the train that ran over them.

The victims' relatives, including Naveen's father, Jose, and Jumala's father, Zakir Hussein, refused to speak to the media.

The bodies were handed over to them after post-mortem, which concluded it was an accident.

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