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Youth loses leg after thrown out from train in UP

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Mathura:A 28-year-old youth lost his leg after he was allegedly pushed off from a train on the outer area of Kosi Kalan Railway station near here, with the victim’s kin blaming the ticket checkers for the incident claiming they demanded money after “confiscating” his ticket.

Sanjai Rathor, a resident of Konch?Distt Jalaun, boarded the general class of UP Jan Sampark Kranti Express in the wee hours from Jhansi yesterday and was going to Agra when the incident happened.

Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of NCR, Prabhat Kumar, said, “The matter would be probed and an enquiry conducted in the area where the staff at present is posted.”

Rameshwar Rathor, the father of the youth, alleged in his FIR that “the heinous crime has been committed by three-four Railways Travelling Ticket Examiners (TTEs).”

“He could not de-board the train at Agra Cantt station as ticket checking staff entered in the same coach and termed his ticket improper. They demanded money after confiscating his ticket,” the father alleged in his complaint.

“Meanwhile, the train started moving for Mathura. The staff again asked for money from the youth, which he refused to pay,” the father said in his statement.

“My son was pushed off the train on the outer area of the Kosi Kalan Railway station and lost one of his legs,” the father alleged.

The youth was later spotted by the Government Railway Police (GRP) and was admitted to Mathura hospital, from where he was referred for S N Medical College Agra. His leg had to be amputated, Rathor stated.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Pradeep Mathur termed the incident as heinous crime and has demanded exemplary punishment for the accused staff in the case.

“Book them in attempt to murder clause,” the leader of the party in UP Assembly said.