Woman dies after allegedly jumping in front of train while holding baby.



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A woman has died and a baby has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition following an incident at Harris Park Railway Station this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the train station around 2.15pm after reports a woman jumped in front of a train while holding a small child.

The woman died at the scene, while the female child was transported to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.

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



The three-year-old daughter, Shreya, was pulled from under the train and taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead with life-threatening injuries. She is still fighting for her life.

The young mother was a former assistant software engineer and posted dozens of happy snaps on social media, travelling the world with her husband and daughter.

She celebrated her wedding anniversary just days earlier.

Her former employer Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) released a statement yesterday offering their condolences to her husband, who works for the same company.

“The TCS community is shocked and deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts are with Archana’s family and friends at this time,” CEO Deborah Hadwen said.

Police confirmed the incident was self-harm.

If you or someone you love needs help please reach out. Call  Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14.

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  • Oh my….you poor woman. What she must have been feeling to be that desperate. I hope her soul is at rest now.


  • So sad. I just feel so sorry for the innocent young children of suicidal parents.


  • There are too many tragic stories like this. Often loved ones are not aware of how to help, and other close associates are not even aware someone is struggling. This is heartbreaking.


  • I hope she has found peace. She must have been so troubled to want to take her life and that of her child x


  • What a sad story. My thoughts are with the little girl, hoping she makes a full recovery.


  • that is a very sad thing. poor kid. definately seek help


  • I’m glad to hear that the girl survived. But it will be terrible to grow up without her mum.
    Poor woman, choosing to end her life this way. :-(


  • I’m lost for words. This is a very tragic event and my prayers are for the little girl. What this poor woman must have been going through I can’t imagine


  • somethings are just out of the range of what we would do ourselves,but i wonder what was she going through that made her so self destructive,and don’t forget her child,she did not want to leave her,i don’t agree at all with what she did,but i wonder why,and i am not willing to just say,what a cow she is,or what a bad mother she was.there are bigger issues here,stay calm and wait for the truth,news reports are selective and always trying to alarm,scare and distort things(a so called knee jerk reaction),and i just hope there is a family that child can go to,even if foster/adoption is the only option.


  • I wish mums who really wants to be heard but don’t want other families or friends to know to ring the help service…..that’s pretty sad choosing a day close to Christmas. hope the baby recovers fast and back to her families asap with lots of love.


  • Lke ij


  • This makes me so sad and is such a tragedy. I am so sorry that this woman felt she had no other option. My prayers are with the young child.


  • Oh my goodness. So much tradegy.


  • Such sad story. Mum must have felt very devastated and on a dark and lonely place. Hope & pray the baby girl is going to be alright. December/ January are difficult months for those who struggle and are feeling depressed. It can be very hard to search for help when you’re depressed. Let us all look around us and reach out to those who’re lonely and struggle, especially these months !! You never know what difference you make.


  • My heat breaks at this story. Poor baby girl :( and i feel for mum who was obviously in a dark, horrible place to do what she did. Wish someone could’ve seen some signs and helped her. Must be a dark place to do that and take your baby with you :(


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