A group of robbers shot dead a train driver and looted cash and valuables worth Rs one lakh in Kolkata-Gorakhpur Poorvanchal Express at Lakhisarai district, police said on Thursday.
"Moti Lal Yadav, a Railways driver posted in Kolkata was shot dead by robbers near Kunder station in Jhajha-Kiul section last night when he resisted them from boarding the train.
Yadav was on way to his native place in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh," superintendent of Railway police (Jamalpur) Vimal Kumar said.
About 20 robbers boarded the train at Jhajha railway station around 9 pm and robbed the passengers of two airconditioned coaches as soon as it left the platform, he said.
After looting the passengers, they pulled the alarm chain and disembarked near Kunder station, Kumar said.
An FIR has been registered by GRP, he said, adding that one of the suspects has been picked up for questioning.