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2 women found dead in toilets of 2 trains in Assam

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati/Jorhat 

Two women, including a student of an agricultural university, were found dead in the toilets of two trains in Assam, the police said today, adding that it was suspected that both were killed in a similar fashion.

While a student of the Agricultural University in was found dead in a of yesterday morning, the body of an elderly woman was found in a of the Avadh Express this afternoon, the police said.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed and of Police (ADGP) R P Meena was asked to look into yesterday's incident, DGP Kula Saikia said.

Today, the body of a woman, aged around 60 years, was found in a of the Avadh Express that had halted at the Mariani Junction railway station in district, the police and railway officials said.

A cloth was tied around the woman's neck and blood was oozing out of her nose, they added.

The identity of the woman was yet to be ascertained, they said, adding that the and a team had launched a probe into the incident.

The body of the student was found yesterday from a toilet of the Kamakhya Express, when the train had halted at the Simalguri railway station in district, a said.

It appeared that both women were killed in a similar fashion, a said.

The deceased student's neck was also tied with a piece of cloth and blood was oozing out of her nose and the lower part of her body, he added.

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has ordered an inquiry into the two incidents, a said here.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 20:05 IST