Rashmi Rekha Das

A man was allegedly stabbed to death on Howrah Mail on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Prasanjit Tarai, a resident of West Bengal.

Sources said Tarai was returning home from Chennai on Howrah Mail when an argument ensued between Tarai and his relative who was also returning to West Bengal in the same train. The feud became so serious that in a fit of rage, his relative attacked him with knife injuring him severely.

Co-passengers later pulled the train chain between Ganjam and Chhatrapur railway station following which Railway Protection Force personnel reached there and rushed Tarai to Chhatrapur hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead, and detained the accused.

It is learnt that the accused had gone to Chennai with his wife, father-in-law and Tarai. The accused came to know about Tarai’s extramarital affair with his wife following which both of them engaged in an altercation. While returning to West Bengal, both Tarai and accused again had quarrel over the issue following which the accused stabbed him to death.