One killed during train robbery in Bihar

Last Updated: Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 09:54

Jamui (Bihar): One person was killed and
three others were wounded by armed robbers who looted cash and
jewellery of passengers of the Punjab Mail near Simutala halt
in Kiul-Asansol section of East Central Railway early Saturday,
police said.

About 12 bandits boarded the S-4 coach of the
Amritsar-bound train from Howrah and looted valuables worth Rs
2 crore from the passengers.

They fired a couple of rounds when some passengers
resisted them. While one Shiv Prasad Gupta was killed on the
spot, three others sustained injuries.

The dacoits pulled the chain and decamped under the
cover of darkness before Jhajha railway station, police said.

The train was stopped at Jhajha for a couple of hours
to facilitate the injured passengers to receive medical aid.

PTI




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