DEORIA: Seven members of a sports club, including a woman, were injured in a clash with local youths over a seat in the Barauni-Gwalior train here, police said.
The members of a sports club in Kanpur were returning from a sporting event in Samastipur in Bihar when the tiff started late last night, a police official said.
The players had a reservation in a sleeper class coach and a youth, who boarded the train at Bhatparni railway station, tried to take one of the seats, the official said.
A tiff ensued between Anshuman Soni, one of the players, and the youth after which the players thrashed him, he said.
Later the youth called his friends on phone and stopped the train by pulling the chain, police said, adding that the group attacked the players with lathis injuring seven of them, including a woman player.
The injured were deboarded at the Deoria Sadar railway station and were admitted to the district hospital, he said.
Inspector RPF posted at Deoria Sadar, Abhay Kumar Rai said that senior officials have been informed about the incident and GRP is lodging a case.