The train left Sangrur, nearly two after the accident.
Passengers were caught unawares as most of them were sleeping at the times, except those who were to de-board the train at Sangrur.
"I was waiting near the exit gate, when the train suddenly seemed to lose balance and the coaches were derailed," said Mohit Sharma, a passenger.
Sanghi said that lately, stray animals had led to many rail accidents.
"We will write to deputy commissioner and send a proposal to stop the entry of animals near railway stations. A survey will be also carried out to fence the area," he said.
Recently, a bogie of the Shatabdi Express had derailed near Sunam, after a stray animal ran on to the track.