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Armed men loot train passengers in Bihar

Over dozen armed men looted cash and valuables worth Rs 1 million from nearly 100 passengers of a train in Bihar.

india Updated: Sep 04, 2006 10:19 IST

An armed gang of criminals looted and assaulted passengers of a train in Bihar's Bhagalpur district on Sunday night, said an official.

According to police officials, over a dozen armed men looted cash and valuables worth Rs 1 million from nearly 100 passengers of the Upper India Express between Sultanganj and Maheshi station. Several passengers were injured when they resisted the robbers.

The train was travelling from Mughalsarai to Sealdah in Kolkata.

"Most of the victims of the train robbery were migrant labourers returning to Bihar from Gujarat and other states with their hard earned money," said a police official.

Train robberies in Bihar are not uncommon. Last week, armed miscreants looted the passengers of two local trains.

A few months ago, an armed gang shot a retired police officer and looted cash and valuables from passengers of a train near Patna junction.