Dacoits loot Maurya Express, 4 passengers injured

Five dacoits arrested for looting passengers of Hatia-Gorakhapur Maurya Express and injuring four people.

Updated: Sep 04, 2010, 00:03 AM IST

Kolkata: Five dacoits were arrested after they looted passengers of the Hatia-Gorakhapur Maurya Express and injured four persons while attacking them with sharp-edged weapons, eastern railway officials said on Friday.
A gang of 11 armed dacoits yesterday barged into a
compartment of the train at around 11 pm and assaulted the
passengers before decamping with cash, a laptop, 33 mobile
phones and other valuables, they said.

The injured were rushed to CLW hospital at Chittaranjan. Following the attack the Railway Police Force personnel launched a hunt for the attackers and arrested five of the dacoits from Asansol-Jhajha passenger train at Chittaranjan. Another dacoit was later apprehended after a long chase at Salanpur station.

PTI