CHENNAI: A couple of days after a woman commuter was flung off a moving EMU train by a robber, a Southern Railway guard was reportedly assaulted by a trio in the wee hours of Sunday on a Tambaram-Beach local.
Rakesh Bharti, a resident of Annanur, was returning home in the first class coach of the last EMU from Tambaram.
According to the Government Railway Police (GRP), three youngsters entered the near-empty coach at Saidapet railway station and struck a conversation with Bharati, a native of Madhya Pradesh, in Hindi.
The latter told them that it was a first class coach and they could be fined.
The trio got down at Kodambakkam, but boarded the train again and entered into a scuffle with Bharati, who sustained injuries on his nose and head.
He was also relieved of the Rs 400 in his shirt pocket, GRP sources said.
A case of robbery was registered by the Egmore railway police. Bharati was admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital after being administered first aid at the station.
Hospital sources said that the guard had suffered minor injuries.
GRP sources said Bharti was not able to tell them if his attackers carried any weapon.
However, investigators are puzzled as to why the alleged robbers did not relieve Bharati of his Rs 2000 cash, two mobile phones and a ring he was wearing. “Though we have registered a case of robbery, this seems to be a case of altercation. We are investigating,” a GRP source said.