Ghaziabad: A Delhi government school's Class 9 student, sporting mobile phone ear plugs, was crushed to death by a train near Sahibabad railway station in Ghaziabad on Saturday, said sources in Government Railway Police (GRP).

Kaushlendra Pal, 16, a student of a school near Minto Bridge in central Delhi, was killed after a train ran over him in the afternoon, said a source.

He was walking from his home in Sahibabad village towards the Sahibabad railway station when he put on his ear plugs and started talking to a friend on his mobile phone. He could not hear the Garibrath Express approaching him. The train, heading towards Anand Vihar in Delhi from Kolkata, knocked him down and crushed him.

The student, who attended evening shift classes in the school, died on way to hospital."No complaint has been given by the boy's family so far. We shall register a case on our own," a GRP official said.

(Agencies)