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Ghaziabad: Man shot at in train after quarrel over seats

A 48-year-old ailing man, who was returning from a Delhi hospital to his home in Shamli district of UP, was shot at by unidentified assailants, allegedly over an argument over their seats, in a moving train near Loni in Ghaziabad around 5.30pm on Wednesday.

noida Updated: Jul 06, 2017 16:52 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
According to the government railway police officials, the man was shot at when the train slowed down near Behta.
According to the government railway police officials, the man was shot at when the train slowed down near Behta.(HT Representative Photo)

A 48-year-old ailing man, who was returning from a Delhi hospital to his home in Shamli district of UP, was shot at by unidentified assailants, allegedly over an argument over their seats, in a moving train near Loni in Ghaziabad around 5.30pm on Wednesday. The man has been admitted to GTB Hospital in Delhi.

According to the government railway police (GRP) officials, the man was shot at when the train slowed down near Behta.

According to the relatives of the victim, Munawwar, he had left home at Bansi Kheda in Shamli district around 6am to visit a Delhi hospital, where he is being treated for heart problems and respiratory issue.

“He had boarded the train from Delhi to return home. In the evening, we received a call from an army personnel who was travelling in the same train. He told us that Munawwar had been shot at by four to five persons who jumped out of the train near Behta after pulling the chain. The caller told us that there was an altercation over seat sharing. He also told us that he took out a diary from Munawwar’s pocket and dialled our number,” said Mohammad Lukman, the victim’s brother-in-law.

On the other hand, GRP officials said that the incident took place inside the Janta Express en route from Delhi to Saharanpur on Wednesday. They said that the firing took place near Behta and the assailants jumped off the moving train.

“The incident took place between Shahdara and Behta in Loni. After the train reached Loni, passengers informed the station officials and told them about an injured man lying in the coach,” said KK Chaudhary, superintendent of police, GRP Moradabad.

“He suffered a single gunshot injury to his jaw. We were informed that there was a single assailant but we are making inquiries. We have also sent our GRP officials on the same train to gather more information from the passengers,” he added.