In a sad turn of events ShahRukh Khan's #RaeesByRail much talked about journey had a tragic twist. Railway platform at Vadodara was teeming with fans waiting for catch a glimpse of their superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Shahrukh Khan arrived at Vododara where he was waving at crowds standing at the train gate and urging fans to watch the film on a loudspeaker. The crowd was excited and unctrollable even before the train's scheduled arrival. Mumbai To Delhi For Raees By Rail - ShahRukh Khan On Train After 25 Years
Farid Khan Sherani in his late forties arrived at the railway platform with his wife and daughter as his family was a huge fan of SRK as the train left the station thousands of people rushed towards the exit resulting in a big chaos with an almost stampede kind of situation. Sherani and another man collapsed and were rusehd to a nearby hospital. Other people who got suffocated were aided by the police and crowds.
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Sherani was brought to a private hospital and was declared dead on arrival. Farid Khan sherani is a known figure in the old city of Vadodara and has been affiliated to the Samajwadi party. As per sources Sherani contested the civic elections in 2005 on a SP ticket. He also ran a dormitory near the Voadodara railway station.
Two Police Constables of the Railway also collapsed during the stampede like situation after SRK's train exited the station. Both of them are undergoing treatment at SSG hospital and are out of danger.
As per reports several people on the platform were wounded and also bled due to injuries due to the near-stampede like situation.