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TTE throws out ticketless youth from moving train

Police say victim jumped to avoid ticket check, eyewitnesses claim otherwise.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2006 18:34 IST

A youth lost his leg near Patna Saheb Railway Station when he was allegedly thrown out of the Magadh Express by atravel ticket examiner.

The police, on the other hand,said thatthe mishap occurred when the victim's legs came under the wheels after hejumped off to avoid arrest during a ticket checking operation.

However, eyewitnesses said that the passengerwas allegedly pushed out of the train, which had slowed down near the railway station, by the TTE after the man failed to produce a ticket.

The victim, Dallu Paswan of Begumpur, Patna,wasrushed to Nalanda Medical College and Hospital, official sources said.

The identity of the TTE has not yet been ascertained as the train had left for its onward journey.

Angry locals staged aprocession at the Patna Saheb Railway Station demanding compensation for the victim.

First Published: Jan 02, 2006 18:34 IST