Staff Reporter

PUDUKOTTAI: Two mentally-ill girls were run over by train at two different places in the district in the last 24 hours.

K. Sulakshna (17) of Idyanatham village near Pulivalam was fatally knocked down by the Karaikudi-Pudukottai Passenger at the Pulivalam railway gate near Tirumayam on Sunday. The incident happened when she was standing on the track, the Railway Police said. The Railway Police recovered the body and sent it to post-mortem.

In another similar incident at Vellanur on the Tiruchi–Pudukottai sector, Ajisa Gani (16) of Cauvery Nagar was fatally knocked down by the Tiruchi–Karaikudi Passenger on Saturday.