Woman reportedly decapitated while trying to free headphones from elevator

Woman reportedly decapitated while trying to free headphones from elevator

By Lee Brown

May 28, 2019 | 7:53am

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A factory worker was decapitated by an elevator in India after she “absentmindedly” tried to free her headphones that got tangled in a gate, according to reports.

The severed head of Sushila Vishwakarma was discovered on the ground floor of the plastics factory in Vadodara, while her body was in the elevator that traveled to the third floor.

Police believe the 48-year-old was trying to free her headphones from the elevator’s collapsible grill as she arrived at work at 8 a.m. Monday, according to The Indian Express.

The headphones were still in the ears of her detached head — and a playlist was running on the phone in her hand, police said.

“We are speculating that she was using her phone and absentmindedly she tried to stick her head outside the lift, which started going up, and the accident happened,” Investigating Officer M N Saporiya told the paper. “So her body was dragged till the last floor and her head got severed.”

Bapod Police inspector TR Bamaniya told the Express that they hope an autopsy will reveal more.

“We are investigating the possibilities of how her head got stuck and whether it was because of the headphones,” he said.

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