Vikash Sharma

A train has been hijacked, please help. This SOS of a man recently on media platform was enough to create a flutter. This even prompted the Indian Railways officials to swing into action.

As per reports, a passenger travelling in a Karnataka-Delhi train had raised the alarm on Twitter. In a tweet, the user Krushna Ch Behera claimed that the train has been hijacked. Behera also reportedly tagged a lot of Twitter handles, including Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Secunderabad.

“Dear @IRCTCofficial @drmsecunderabad train no-12650 has been hijacked please help!!!! #train hijacked #Help,” tweeted Behera.

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On getting information and the SOS, the Railways alerted Railway Protection Force (RPF) to look into the matter. The RPF responded and clarified that the train has not been hijacked.

“Sir, the work is going on between Kazipeta and Ballrasha and hence, the train was diverted his route through Hyderabad division. Don't panic,” tweeted RPF.

The flood of tweet communication subsequently triggered a meme fest. However, many others are demanding action against Behera for creating rumour and unnecessary panic.