Robbers strike Guwahati Express in MP

Last Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 16:17

Khandwa: Unidentified miscreants
looted cash and valuables estimated to worth Rs five lakh from women passengers on board of Guwahati Express, police said Thursday.

The incident occurred under the Central Railway`s
Bhusawal-Itarsi rail section near Nakoda railway station last
night, they said.

The robbers, believed to be four in number, boarded
the Asansol-bound train, which started off from Mumbai, at
Bhusawal in Maharashtra. They entered the ladies coach and
robbed the victims of their belongings at knife-point after
throwing chili powder into their eyes.

A woman suffered injuries when the miscreants pulled
her earrings, police said, adding the attackers got down at a
culvert when the train slowed down.

Later, women passengers pulled the chain to stop the train at Burhanpur railway station and reported the matter to the Government Railway Police (GRP).

Two passengers, namely Sanjana Patil and Dheeraj
Agrawal complained to the police that miscreants looted cash
of Rs 40,000 and 20,000, respectively, from them besides
snatching away their mobile phones.

Khandwa Railway Police Inspector, RVS Kushwaha
confirmed the incident and added that the loot took place
under Bhusawal rail division.

Passengers informed that a total of four masked miscreants committed the loot and efforts were on to nab them
soon, police said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 16:17

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