Youth pushed out of moving train, dies

Balangir: In a shocking incident, a travelling ticket examiner (TTE) allegedly pushed a youth out of Ispat Express on Saturday for travelling without tickets.

The body of the deceased was found nearly two kilometers away from Badamal railway station by the Government Railway Police (GRP).

According to sources, the TTE asked the youth to show his ticket before the train reached Badamal station. But when the youth failed to show his ticket, altercations ensued between them. Enraged, the TTE allegedly pushed the youth out of the moving train, sources said.

Balangir GRP police has filed a complaint in this regard and started investigation.

Meanwhile, the GRP, after the post mortem of the body, has kept it inside the morgue of the district headquarters hospital and informed all railway stations and police stations to know the identity of the deceased.

The incident came to light after some passengers including eyewitnesses informed the Balangir GRP.

Talking to media persons, Dayanidhi Rana, a eyewitness, said he along with three other passengers were sitting near the door of the compartment when the TTE asked a youth to show his ticket. As he told him he has no ticket, the TTE caught hold of his shirt and took him to the door where the duo had an altercation.

“Minutes after, we saw the youth falling down from the train. As we shouted, the TTE, standing at the door, said the youth fell down as he was drunk. How can the youth drink at this hour (5.30 PM)?”, Rana wondered.

“I will inform the matter to my higher authorities. I have collected the list of TTEs. If there are allegations, we will register the case and begin investigation into the incident,” said Damodar Sibaram, Assistant Sub Inspector, GRP.