Armyman pushed from moving train by TTE in Bareilly succumbs to injuries

Updated on Nov 24, 2022 09:53 PM IST

Sonu Singh was posted with the Rajput battalion in Jaipur. He had come to his village for his newborn son’s naming ceremony.

The victim remained unconscious throughout the treatment process and breathed his last on Wednesday evening. (HT File Photo)
The victim remained unconscious throughout the treatment process and breathed his last on Wednesday evening. (HT File Photo)

LUCKNOW: Nearly a week after being pushed from a moving train by a train ticket examiner (TTE), Army rifleman Sonu Kumar Singh (31) succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bareilly.

A resident of Ballia, Singh had sustained grievous injuries after accused TTE Supan Boro pushed him from the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express at Bareilly Junction railway station following a brawl over ticket on November 17. Subsequently, one of his colleagues pulled the chain to stop the train and rushed him to the military hospital.

“Sonu Singh underwent three surgeries at the military hospital but his severely damaged legs had to be amputated on Monday. He remained unconscious throughout the treatment process and breathed his last on Wednesday evening. After the post-mortem, the dead body was taken to Bharsota, the native village of the jawan, in Ballia district on Thursday,” said Devi Dayal, deputy superintendent of government railway police, Moradabad division.

The cop added, “An FIR under IPC section 307 (attempt to murder) was lodged against the accused TTE at Bareilly GRP station on the complaint of Army subedar Harinder Kumar Singh. Now, the charge has been altered to IPC 304A (culpable homicide). However, the accused TTE, who is on the run, is yet to be arrested.”

Sonu Singh was posted with the Rajput battalion in Jaipur. He had come to his village for his newborn son’s naming ceremony. The fatal incident took place on November 17, when he was returning to his duty. He had boarded the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Express from Lucknow to reach Delhi. Both his legs sustained critical damage during the accident. Meanwhile, the TTE, sensing consequences of his action, jumped from the other side of the train and disappeared from the spot.

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