Thrown out of Rajdhani by TTE, Army jawan loses both legs | India News

BAREILLY: A 29-year-old Army jawan of 24 Rajputana Rifles, Sonu Kumar Singh, lost both his legs and is battling for life at a military hospital after he was allegedly pushed off the Rajdhani express by a TTE at Bareilly station on Thursday. He is yet to regain consciousness and is “critical”, doctors said.
The incident took place at around 9.30am when the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express (20503) was leaving the station following a stopover. Sonu, a resident of Balia district, boarded the train in Bareilly and was on his way to Delhi, where he is currently posted.
Ajeet Pratap Singh, in charge of GRP Bareilly, said, “An army jawan suffered grievous injuries after he was pushed by TTE Kupan Bore from the Rajdhani on platform number 2. One of his legs fell under the wheels and got dismembered while his other leg was also crushed and had to be amputated via surgery.”
An FIR has been registered under IPC sections 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 307 (attempt to murder) against the TTE on the complaint of Subedar Harinder Kumar Singh.
Desh Raj, a station vendor who witnessed the incident, told TOI: “I was selling tea when I saw a man trying to board the train. The TTE, however, blocked the door of coach B6 and pushed him out. The man fell straight down between the moving train and the platform. Soon after, people started screaming and the driver halted the train. The man was taken out. He was faintly conscious. We, at the platform, came to know that he is an armyman.”
Angry men, thereafter, roughed up one of the rail staff members, who had to be rescued by the GRP. The Rajdhani left after over an hour’s delay.
“We are trying to ascertain the exact reason behind the incident. The TTE is absconding,” inspector Singh added.

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