Student dies after jumping off train to avoid ticket inspector

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A college student has died after falling between the platform and a moving train while reportedly trying to avoid a ticket inspector.

The incident occurred at the Veppampattu station in the Tiruvallur district of India.

The teen, called Raman, had boarded the First Class carriage where season ticket holders are not allowed.

According to the New Indian Express, he had tried to jump off the moving train to the platform, but slipped and injured his head. He was then run over by the train.

The paper adds that it is believed Raman was also carrying an expired season ticket, fuelling his desire to avoid the ticket inspector.

The incident sparked protests by college students who held up trains on the Chennai Central to Arakkonam section for over two hours.

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