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Guwahati-bound train violence: Two more bodies found

With the recovery of two more bodies, the toll in violence on board the Guwahati-bound special train carrying northeast people, has risen to four.

india Updated: Aug 20, 2012 14:56 IST

With the recovery of two more bodies, the toll in violence on board the Guwahati-bound special train carrying northeast people, has risen to four.

"While two bodies were recovered from a place between Belakoba and Raninagar stations, another two were found later at a place near Halakata, close to New Jalpaiguri station. Both places are in West Bengal," official sources said on Monday.

The Northeast Frontier Railway authorities are yet not sure of the cause of the fight inside the special train number three that led to the deaths, besides injury to nine others, four of them seriously.

It is also still not clear if the four were among those fleeing the Karnataka capital fearing a backlash after the Assam violence as the police and railway authorities here remained tight-lipped pending an investigation.

However, two bodies found at Belaboka on Sunday were those of passengers hailing from Hialakandi in Assam.

The sources, however, said unidentified persons attacked passengers travelling in the special train and also snatched their luggages and belongings.

Special trains were being operated by Railways from Bangalore to ferry passengers fleeing the city over fears of attacks on them sparked by rumours in the wake of Assam violence.

The injured have been admitted to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri.

The railway authorities had on Sunday announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 15,000 each to the family of two passengers whose bodies were found near Belakoba.