Four people were run over by a train near Gurgaon early Tuesday leading to angry protests which led to hundreds of passengers aboard the New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express being stranded.
The incident took place in Pataudi, 26 km from this satellite town in Haryana, at about 7.30 am, railway officials said.
"Four people were run over by the New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi express Tuesday morning when they were illegally crossing the railway tracks in Pataudi. The accident happened at 7.30 am," Anant Swarup, spokesperson of the Northern Railways, told IANS.
He said there was a mass agitation at the accident site thereafter. About 500-600 passengers of the Shatabdi were stranded in Pataudi.
"Because of the accident, the engine of the train was damaged and we sent another engine from Delhi. However, because of the ongoing protests there, the relief engine could not be attached," he said.
"The Railway Protection Force (RPF) is now being sent there to handle the situation," Swarup added.