Firing in moving train in Mumbai, four killed, accused RPF constable arrested

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Mumbai, July 31: Four people, including a policeman, were killed in a shootout on a Jaipur-Mumbai-bound train near Virar station in Mumbai.

Assistant police inspector Tika Ram is also among the dead. After this incident, the accused RPF constable, Chetan Kumar, was arrested in Dahisar. The Borivali Railway Police is probing the incident.

Sumit Thakur, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, told the media that the firing took place at 5:23 a.m. on Monday in the B-5 bogie of the Jaipur-Mumbai Express. RPF police constable Chetan Kumar shot assistant police inspector Tikaram. Three passengers who intervened also died of bullet injuries.

After this incident, the accused constable stopped the train by pulling the chain at Dahisar station and tried to escape. He was arrested by the police. Borivali Railway Police has sent the bodies of all to Shatabdi Hospital.

It has been told that on this train, the team of Assistant Police Inspector Tikaram joined duty from Surat station. Tikaram’s feud with constable Chetan Kumar started after Palghar.

It is not known what was the subject of the dispute. In the moving train around Virar station, the accused shot Tikaram with his service revolver.

Three passengers opposing this were also shot and started walking in the bogie. When the train reached Dahisar-Mira Road station, the accused pulled the chain. Chetan Kumar will be produced in court today itself.