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Indian railway police throw old couple off moving train, Woman dead

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NEW DELHI, Feb 28 – In a shocking incident, an elderly woman was killed and her husband wounded when the couple was thrown out of a moving train by government railway police (GRP) personnel for boarding the wrong train, said a report. The incident occurred on Feb 27, around 10 am at Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh when the elderly couple, Rajeshwar Tyagi and his wife Santosh, both above 70 years old, by mistake, boarded the Shatabdi Express, Indo-Asian News Service reported.

According to the report, Sub-inspector Ram Chandar and constable Subhash of the GRP asked the couple where they were headed.  The couple responded that they were on their way to Saharanpur, which is 58 km from Muzaffarnagar, only to be told that they were on the Shatabdi Express, which does not halt at Saharanpur.  The railway police asked the elderly couple to deboard, something, they pleaded, they could not do as the train had gathered speed by then.

Incensed, the policemen opened the door of the compartment and pushed the old couple out said the report. The woman was hit by a train moving on a parallel track and died instantly, while the man received minor injuries on the fall.  A case against the two GRP policemen was registered at the Muzaffarnagar railway station.

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“We have sent the body of the deceased woman for autopsy. Based on the statement of Rajeshwar Tyagi, we have lodged a case against the two policemen,” a GRP official told the news agency.

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