Police said, “Niteen Chavan, a resident of Thane's Dombivili township, fell from a crowded suburban train between Kopar and Diva stations on the Central Railway line at around 9 PM.”

They said Chavan was taken to a hospital where doctors declared him dead, police said, adding that it could not be established from which local train the victim fell.

The Dombivili railway police have registered a case of accidental death and are further probing the matter. Notably, this is the third incident of fall from the crowded local trains in a week.

On November 27, 21-year-old youth Bhavesh Nakhate had died after falling from a crowded train between Kopar and Diva railway stations.

In another mishap, 32-year-old Khopoli resident, who was traveling in a Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-bound train, fell between Kalwa and Thane stations . Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had ordered formation of a committee to suggest steps to stop such incidents.