Two railway officials have been suspended for assaulting a passenger in Bihar
Patna, Jan 6 (PTI) Two railway officials have been suspended for assaulting a passenger in a train who was traveling in a reserved compartment without a ticket in Bihar, an official said on Friday.
Chief Public Relations Officer, East Central Railway Zone Virendra Kumar said the incident took place on January 2 and a related video clip has gone viral on social media.
“When the Mumbai-Jayanagar railway station crossed the Muzaffarpur station, the concerned passenger was asked to show his ticket. After some confusion, he admitted that he was ticketless,” the CPRO told PTI-PASHA.
In the short video clip, the passenger can be seen sitting on a top berth of a sleeper coach kicking one of the ticket inspectors in the face who tries to pull him down, grabbing his other leg with one hand and pulling his jacket sleeves. with another.
This enraged railway official is then joined by a colleague who grabs each leg of the unyielding passenger, who grabs his berth before relenting and crashing to the floor of the compartment.
Both officers start kicking the passenger all over the place with their boots, including the face.
Finally, other passengers can see two ticket inspectors intervening and controlling.
PTI could not independently verify the authenticity of the video.
CPRO said, “The checking staff said that the passenger was dropped after paying the fine for traveling without a ticket. To that extent they followed the rules. But they cannot be excused for taking the law into their own hands. So they have been suspended,” he said. PTI ANW NAC MM MM