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Man stabbed in train robbery dies

A 32-year-old man was stabbed to death in a moving local train near Sahibabad after he tried to resist a robbery attempt late on Wednesday, reports Peeyush Khandelwal.

india Updated: Feb 05, 2010 01:11 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal

A 32-year-old man was stabbed to death in a moving local train near Sahibabad after he tried to resist a robbery attempt late on Wednesday.

Sanjay Kumar (32) and his friend Tarun Kumar (30), both residents of Nandgram in Ghaziabad, boarded an EMU train bound for Palwal around 10.45 p.m. on Wednesday.

Government Railway Police (GRP) officials said as soon as the train left Sahibabad railway station, five armed men started robbing passengers.

Tarun Kumar said, “They were trying to rob an elderly passenger who was carrying Rs 50,000 with him. Later, they came to us and told us to hand over our money to them.”

“Sanjay resisted their attempt, after which they clashed and a robber stabbed him (Sanjay) several times.”

A profusely bleeding Sanjay was rushed to GTB Hospital in Delhi where he succumbed to his injuries.

On Thursday morning, a murder case was registered at Shahdara GRP in Delhi but

was later transferred to Ghaziabad.

Ghaziabad GRP Circle Officer (CO) Hemant Mishra said the incident happened inside the Ghaziabad GRP

territory.

Police said as soon as the train reached Vivek Vihar railway station, some passengers raised a hue and cry and managed to catch hold of one

robber.

“Raju (only one name available) was caught by some passengers but the other robbers managed to flee in the cover of darkness. The robbers were in the age group of 20-22 years and were probably local goons,” Mishra said.

He added that though many passengers claimed they were robbed, the exact amount has not been ascertained.

“Both the men were going to Delhi to meet Sanjay’s brother. There were only 7-8

passengers in the train

when the robbery took place,” Mishra said.

A case was registered under sections 302 (murder), 120 (b) (criminal conspiracy) and 394 (robbery) of Indian Penal Code against the alleged robbers.

The police have begun a hunt to nab the other accused.