A passenger was rushed to hospital in critical condition after he was allegedly pushed out of a running train by a travelling ticket examiner (TTE) near Barsoi railway station of Katihar rail division in eastern Bihar on Saturday.
The incident took place when the victim, Anil Nuniya, 45, a resident of Sidhani village under Balrampur police station of Katihar district, was travelling with his wife by North East express. He had boarded the train in New Delhi and was going to Barsoi.
The government railway police have lodged an FIR on the basis of the complaint of victim’s wife, Mainawati Devi.
Detailing the incident, sources said Nuniya, who was travelling in the general compartment of the train, got down at the Katihar station to fetch water. By the time he could return to his compartment, the train started moving. Out of panic, he boarded an AC compartment.
There, a TTE allegedly asked him to pay a fine for boarding a reserved AC compartment on a general ticket. A verbal duel between the two ensued and the TTE allegedly did not allow Nuniya to disembark at Barsoi, which was his destination station.
The argument soon got acrimonious and the TTE alleged pushed Nuniya out of the train soon after it left Barsoi station. Seriously injured, he was found by locals lying beside the track between Sanjay Gram and Sudhani stations.
Nuniya was rushed to Barsoi Referral hospital from where his relatives took him to Siliguri for better treatment.
The victim’s wife said he got off the train at Katihar for taking water but could not get back to his compartment as the train started moving. “He got on in AC bogey in haste as the train suddenly left the station” she said, claiming the TTE started asking him for money.
Katihar rail DSP BL Ram, while confirming the incident, said, “An FIR has been lodged on the basis of the complaint of victim’s wife at Barsoi station. Further probe is going on.”