Armed men loot train passengers in Bihar
More than 10 armed men on Sunday looted cash and valuables worth Rs 2 lakh from passengers on a train in Jamui district of Bihar, police said.patna Updated: Oct 11, 2009 17:21 IST
More than 10 armed men on Sunday looted cash and valuables worth Rs 2 lakh from passengers on a train in Jamui district of Bihar, police said.
The passengers were looted on the Howrah-New Delhi Janata Express near Lahaban station in Jamui, about 200 km from state capital Patna.
"Armed criminals boarded the train at Jasidih and stopped the train by pulling the (emergency) chain at an isolated place near Lahaban in Asansol-Jhajha section of East Central Railway. They then looted cash and valuables worth Rs 2 lakh," a police officer said.
"Nearly 10 passengers were injured when they resisted the robbers. Two seriously injured passengers were admitted to a hospital in railway hospital at Jhajha," the officer added.
Train robberies have become quite common in Bihar. In August, a passenger was shot dead by a gang of five armed men while a dozen handicapped passengers were looted last month on another trains.
In the last two months, armed robbers have looted passengers on half a dozen trains.