Four air-conditioned Train bogies torched by students in Bihar

 2009 Aug 18 (ANI): A group of students on Tuesday set four air-conditioned bogies of the Patna-Delhi Shramjeevi Express afire at the Bihta Railway station which falls between Patna and Mighal Sarai Junction in Bihar.


According to sources, the students resorted to violence after Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel beat some of them up at the railway station during a ticket checking drive. The group, comprising about 15 students, had boarded the train at Ara. They were spotted by RPF personnel and forced out of the coaches at Bihta station.


The security men then bolted the doors of the bogies from inside following which the students set the coaches on fire. The situation is still tense in the area.




2009 Aug 18 (PTI) At least five persons were injured when they resisted armed robbers who looted passengers travelling in the Patna-Pune Express near Ara railway station in Bihar, officials said today.


Twelve people armed with pistols and sharp-edged weapons boarded the coach at Ara and went on a looting spree when the train resumed its onward journey to Buxar late last night. They snatched several cellphones, watches and cash worth about Rs 2.5 lakh, and beat up the passengers who resisted, besides the train ticket examiner Dinesh Paswan.


The five persons, including two railway employees, who sustained injuries, were given first-aid at Buxar station. The gunmen later pulled the chain, removed the hosepipe and escaped under the cover of darkness at a place between Jagdishpur and Dumaraon stations on Patna-Mughalsarai section under Danapur division of the East Central Railway, they said.


The passengers lodged a complaint with the Government Railway Police at Buxar.