Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sambalpur, Dec 7:

In a tragic incident, talking over mobile phone turned fatal for a girl student in Sambalpur district of Odisha on Tuesday.


The deceased identified as Saban Sarangi was a first year post graduate student of Mathematics department in Gangadhar Meher University (GMU) hailing from Podhapada in Boudh district.

According to reports, Saban was studying at GMU and staying at Mishra Chamber outside the university campus.

About 7 pm yesterday she was returning to her room crossing a rail line after buying some eatables from a nearby takeaway talking over mobile phone using ear phone.

She was so busy in phone conversation that she failed to notice the oncoming train.

The train ran over the girl killing her on the spot.

Following the incident, the university postponed the examinations which were scheduled to be held today (December 7).