A passenger on the Guwahati-New Delhi Northeast Express was allegedly stripped and tortured by a group of apparently drunk jawans who have been arrested, Railway Protection Force sources said on Wednesday.
Parmatma Yadav of Balia, Uttar Pradesh, was stripped and forced to run naked in an aisle of the train near Begusarai on Tuesday night, RPF Assistant Commissioner Mahtab Khan and Barauni RPF officer-in-charge OA Khan said.
The jawans allegedly hurled abuses and beat up other passengers in a compartment of the train in a bid to force them out, the sources said adding that army headquarters have been informed about the incident.
When the train reached Barauni, the jawans drove out the passengers and threw their belongings on the platform, the victims complained to the Government Railway Police and RPF.
Nine jawans -- Navraj Sharma, Rajendra Singh, Digvijay Singh, Mohd Imtiyaz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Hira Singh, Vijaypal Sant, Ram Singh and Shashipal -- were arrested on the spot by GRP and RPF personnel.
An FIR was registered with the GRP on the basis of a complaint lodged by Yadav.