Ja­land­har-based woman killed for ob­ject­ing to smok­ing on train

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - PUNJAB - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

SASARAM (BI­HAR): A 55-year-old woman, her son and daugh­terin-law were bru­tally thrashed by three men when the for­mer ob­jected to their smok­ing on Jal­lian­walla Bagh Ex­press, govern­ment rail­way po­lice said on Satur­day.

The woman, iden­ti­fied as Chinta Kuwar, suc­cumbed to in­juries.

She had been liv­ing in Ja­land­har with her sons and was un­der­go­ing treat­ment for a res­pi­ra­tory dis­ease.

Chinta, her son Rahul and daugh­ter-in-law Babita were on way to their na­tive vil­lage in Dehri-on-sone mu­nic­i­pal area in Ro­htas district of Bi­har to cel­e­brate Ch­hath Puja.

As the train reached Bareilly in Ut­tar Pradesh, three men lit cig­a­rettes to which Chinta ob­jected cit­ing her ail­ment.

But the trio picked a fight and passed ob­jec­tion­able com­ments on Chinta and Babita.

When Rahul tried to in­ter­vene, they thrashed him and also as­saulted Chinta and Babita.

The ac­cused tried to flee by pulling a chain.

Two of them es­caped, but one Sonu Ya­dav was caught by pas­sen­gers and handed over to GRP at Shah­ja­han­pur sta­tion.

In­jured Chinta was rushed to a Shah­ja­han­pur hospi­tal where doc­tors de­clared her brought dead.

In­jured Rahul and Babita have also been ad­mit­ted to the hospi­tal.

Chinta is sur­vived by two sons, a daugh­ter-in-law and two teenage daugh­ters.

Chinta’s sons Rahul and Ran­jit started work­ing at a pri­vate fac­tory in Ja­land­har af­ter their fa­ther Rang Ba­hadur Prasad’s death about five years back.

The ac­cused was ar­rested and the body was sent for post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion, GRP po­lice sta­tion in-charge, Shah­ja­han­pur, AK Pandey said.

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