Over A Dozen injured in train robbery near Daltonganj
LAW KUMAR MISHRA
PATNA;Over a dozen passengers were injured in a train robbery near Barwadih,about 280 kms South from here in the wee hours.Two passengers who received bullet wounds are admitted in Medninagar government medical College hospital at Daltonganj.
Vikas Mittal,one of the passengers in S 9 coach of the train travelling in the 18309 Sambalpur_ Jammu Tavi Express said he was going to Vaishanav Devi with family members.About ten robbers boarded the train at Latehar station as passengers.They started beating the passengers with rifle butts and did not spare even children and women
Two passengers who resisted the loot were hit by bullets on their heads.The robbers snatched mobile sets,ornaments and Rs 75.000 cash from the passengers.They deboarded the train near Chhipadohar station and carried many suitcases with them.
When the train reached Daltonganj station,headquarters of Palamu division,passengers created ruckus and alleged RPF escort was missing in the train
Deputy Commissioner,Rajesh Kumar Shah and divisional commercial manager of Eastern Central Railways,Amresh Kumar met the passengers and got the injured admitted in the hospital.Government Railway Police registered an FIR on the complaint of the passengers.