Sydney Mom jumps before train, dies, daughter critical


A Sydney mother with daughter in her arms jumped before a running train on Wednesday, 16 December at 2.10 pm, at the Harris Park Train station and died on-the-spot. Her three year old daughter is in Westmead hospital in a critical condition.

According to reports, Archana Kunnath, who was working with Tata  Consultancy till recently, celebrated her wedding anniversary just a few days back is a fair indication that nothing seems to be wrong in her life. Shreya, her daughter,3,  till the last reports came in, is battling for life after sustaining serious injuries in the fall.

According to some residents in Harris Park, Archana had no family tension at home, however nothing could be ruled out.

Even the Local Police is left flabbergasted as to what could be reason behind the suicide and have called for information. The police media officer refused to give any further information in the case.

Enquiries from Harris Park residents and businesses revealed nothing more. But, yes, on the social media, people were more forthcoming. Dr. Yadu Singh, a cardiologist, wrote in his post that the news is heartbreaking and appealed to people to offer support to such people who are going through difficulties.

Depression is a monster that not only kills you but also your near and dear ones. For assistance, please visit Crisis support and suicide prevention portal– or call 131144. It is really disheartening to note that no one knows anything about the family. Even the police is tight lipped on the matter.








Police are investigating an incident which resulted in the death of a woman and serious injury to a child at Harris Park Railway Station.

About 2.10pm today (Wednesday 16 December 2015), police were called to the train station after reports a woman jumped in front of a train while holding a small child.

Police and Ambulance Paramedics attended. The woman died at the scene.

The female child has been taken to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.

Police from Parramatta Local Area Command are investigating the incident and are reviewing CCTV footage.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

The ages or identity of the woman and child are not available at this stage.

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Ashok Kumar is an accomplished journalist with over 38 years of experience in the profession in various capacities. He was a sub-editor in Patriot and later Chief Sub-editor in The Hindustan Times, New Delhi. He has several published articles and reports in Patriot and HT. Published reports in The Blacktown Sun in Sydney. He had also been a tutor in journalism in the University of Western Sydney. He is currently Editor at The Indian Sub-continent Times, Sydney.

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