Teenager Pushed From Coromandel Express, Critically injured

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Bhubaneswar: A teenager was grievously injured after he was allegedly pushed off a moving train by a Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) in Bhubaneswar on Saturday morning.

The victim, identified as 15-year-old P. Krishna from Andhra Pradesh had boarded the Chennai-Howrah Coromondal Express from Vizag and was travelling without ticket.

The ticket examiner asked Krishna to show his ticket failing which he was asked to pay a fine. Krishna said he had no money for the fine either. Irked by the same, the TTE allegedly pushed him off the train.

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Some locals later found him lying in an unconscious state near the railway tracks in Padashahi area near Mancheswar railway station.

On being informed, the Nandankanan police admitted him to the Capital hospital where he is undergoing treatment. The Railway Police Force have initiated a probe into the matter and also visited the hospital to take the victim’s statement.

“The victim informed that the TTE pushed him off the train. He was apparently travelling without ticket. The GRP is investigating the matter and once we are through with the investigation we can know further details about the incident,” said NP Patanaik, the Inspector in charge of RPF.

The identity proofs of three TTEs who were on duty at that time have been seized and they will be interrogated very soon.