BHAWANIPATNA: An RPF jawan identified as Bhubaneswar Thakur, 42, was seriously injured after some miscreants allegedly pushed him off a moving train near Kesinga railway station in Kalahandi district, about 400 km from here.
The incident occurred 400 metres from the Kesinga station around 2.40am when the train was going to Alleppey from Dhanbad.
D M Sahoo, another RPF official, said: “He had received a complaint from a woman regarding mobile theft. She had told him that the miscreant had ran towards the general compartment after snatching her mobile. The jawan was enquring five youths about the theft in the general coach when a boy came up to him saying that his mobile was taken by them. They, however, rubbished the allegations.”
As the train was moving at 30 km per hour, the miscreants tried to dodge the RPF jawan. But he stopped them at the gate, following which they allegedly pushed him off the train, sources said. After being pushed off the train, the injured jawan called up his colleagues, who detained all the five youths at the next railway station in Narla, they added.
The jawan was admitted to Bhawanipatna hospital here.”He received multiple fractures below his left knee, bruises on the face and wound on the forehead. After getting a request from Thakur’s family members, we shifted him to Seven Hills Hospital at Visakhapatnam for further treatment,” said East Coast Railway (ECoR) chief public relations officer JP Mishra.
Mishra said the RPF apprehended a gang of five people, led by one Muna Meher, for allegedly pushing the constable off the train. They will be handed over to GRP Titilagarh for further questioning, he added.
There were only four RPF jawans on duty in the 24-coach train, the sources said.
Superintendent of railway police (Rourkela) Karam Sey Kawar said, “We will start an investigation into the incident and nab the accused after getting a complaint from the RPF.”