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Woman charged with tube train murder

London police are investigating if the death of a man who fell in front of a train on Monday was the result of a “joke gone wrong”.

A WOMAN APPEARED in court in London today with the murder of a man who fell under a tube train while wearing women’s clothes, The Guardian reports.

The man, 63-year-old David Burgess from central London, was struck by a train at King’s Cross station during the Monday evening rush hour earlier this week.

The Telegraph reports that the incident was witnessed by dozens of commuters while officers also viewed CCTV footage. Police have confirmed that the victim and the suspect knew each other.

Police are investigating whether Burgess’ death was the result of “a joke gone wrong”.

One witness told The Telegraph that she had seen the pair “pushing and pulling as a joke” on the platform.

The accused, 34-year-old Nina Kanagasingham, of Cricklewood, north-west London, spoke only to confirm her name and date of birth when she appeared at a brief hearing at City of Westminster magistrates court.

There was no application for bail and Kanagasingham was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Monday.

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