A goods train was allegedly hijacked by a man between Ishwarwara and Naryaoli railway stations in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh in the wee hours on Tuesday. The accused allegedly attacked and robbed the train drivers before escaping from the spot.
According to police, driver Dharmedra Patwa and assistant driver Suresh were driving the train from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh to Katni in Madhya Pradesh, when a man boarded the engine somewhere near Jaruakheda railway station when the train had slowed down. The man broke into the drivers’ cabin after breaking a window pane.
Government railway police (GRP) Sagar town inspector, Anil Maravi, said as per the complaint lodged by Patwa and Suresh, the accused attacked the drivers with a stick and threatened them to keep quiet and not to stop the train. The accused deboarded a few kilometres away after robbing the two.
The drivers later took the train to Sagar railway station where they lodged a report with their authorities and complaint to the police. The GRP lodged the report under section 394 of the IPC.