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Armed robbers loot passengers on train in Bihar

IANS  |  Patna 

A group of armed criminals looted cash and valuables worth 30 lakh from passengers on a train in Bihar's district and assaulted some passengers, including women, who tried to resist, police said on Thursday.

The robbery took place on Wednesday night on the weekly New Delhi-Bhagalpur Express near Ghanauri halt in between Kiul and railway stations.

"More than two dozen armed criminals with their faces covered boarded the train earlier and stopped it by pulling the emergency chain at an isolated spot and then looted cash and valuables in five coaches," official said in

He said some passengers had lodged an FIR at railway station.

According to the passengers, the criminals also thrashed passengers who resisted them.

The train driver, P.N. Mishra, and his told GRP and railway officials at Jamalpur that the robbery took place due to the absence of in the train in night, a said.

A senior official, Shivender Anubhavi, said a probe will be conducted to know why there was no security escort in the train.



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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 19:02 IST