By Avijit Biswas
Bhagalpur: In a ghastly incident, a passenger was suspectedly murdered by unidentified criminals yesterday in a sleeper coach of Guwahati-bound Bikaner-Guwahati Express using glass pieces.
The victim who sustained serious injury in attack carried out on him by unknown assailants inside lavatory of the compartment, later taken to subdivisional hospital at Naugachia in this district was declared dead.
The deceased has been identified as Dineshwar Burman (48), son of Umakant Burman a resident of New Cooch Bihar in West Bengal, from adhar card recovered from his possession.
Though motive behind killing is not clear yet however concerned police officials have confirmed prima facie it seems the victim was murdered. It is suspected the crime was committed in Baruni-Katihar section after train left Khagaria station and was on way to Naugachia.
As per information the co- passengers could know about the incident when they heard cry of the victim for help from lavatory of the compartment. The grievously injured victim was found lying in pool of blood inside the lavatory by the co passengers.
Broken glass pieces were found inside lavatory of the compartment giving rise to doubt that glass pieces were used by criminals to kill the victim. After co-passengers of victim came to know about the brutal murder someone among them intimated railway control room about the incident.
Following intimation provided about the incident all necessary arrangements were made by railway police for rushing victim to subdivisional hospital. However, it is stated victim had died before he could be taken to subdivisional hospital for treatment.
The relatives of victim contacted by the police have informed he used to work as mason in Jaipur. He was coming home to attend the marriage of his nephew. As per sources police is hopeful postmortem report of the victim would throw light on the incident. Meanwhile investigation into the incident has been initiated by police registering case of murder.
- Writer Avijit Biswas, former principal correspondent of Hindustan Times Bhagalpur bureau, can be contacted at email@example.comContact number (mobile): +919431095516