Rs. 99 lakh, gold biscuits found from dead passenger’s bag

Midnapore: The railway police of Kharagpur on Saturday recovered more than Rs. 99 lakh in cash and three gold biscuits from the belongings of a passenger who died during his journey from Raipur to Howrah, police said.

The deceased, 55-year-old Subhas Chand Surana, was travelling alone on Mumbai CST-Howrah Geetajnali Express when he fell unconscious after the train left Tatanagar railway station.

His co-passengers informed the authorities at the next station, Kharagpur, a DSP rank officer of Kharagpur railway police said, adding the man probably died due to a heart attack.

After removing Surana’s body and his belongings, the police found Rs. 99,03,490 in cash mostly in the denomination of Rs. 1000 inside a bag and three gold biscuits.

The officer, who did not wish to be named, said the case would be handed over to the Midnapore West district police who will investigate about the nature of the cash and the gold biscuits.

Surana’s family has been informed about his death.