Published On : Tue, Jan 24th, 2017

Raees: Man dies in rush to see Shah Rukh; railway minister orders probe

Shahrukh Khan
New Delhi:
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday ordered a probe after one person died and two policemen were injured as crowd went berserk after Shah Rukh Khan arrived at the Vadodara railway station on Monday night.

“Directed DG RPF to investigate the matter and take stern action against any lapse,” said Prabhu on twitter.

Terming the incident as extremely unfortunate, Shah Rukh said, “On behalf of everyone, our prayers and blessings are with the whole family.”

SRK’s fans had gathered in large number at Vadodara station to watch their favourite star, who had boarded the train from Mumbai and was going to Delhi as part of the promotional campaign for his film.

The crowd went out of control when the train halted and some of them started banging window panes. Police had to resort to mild lathicharge to control the situation.

According to the authorities, Farheed Khan Pathan, a local politician, died of cardiac arrest. The deceased was the relative of a journalist, who was travelling in the same train, and came to meet her.

Officials at the railway police control room said, “At around 10.30 PM the train arrived at platform number six of the station and halted for ten minutes.

Shah Rukh’s fans had gathered in large number to have a glimpse of the actor who had boarded the train from Mumbai and is going to Delhi as part of the promotional campaign for his film.”

The crowd went out of control when the train halted and some of them started banging window panes. Police had to resort to mild lathicharge to control the situation.

“When the train started moving, people started running along with it. Due to the rush, one person died of breathlessness and two policemen who were posted there to control the crowd were injured,” the official added.

The 51-year-old actor had boarded the train from Mumbai Central station for Delhi as part of his promotional campaign ‘Raees by Rail’.