HYDERABAD:A man, mistaken for the much-feared ‘injection psycho’ who triggered fear psychosis among the citizens in East Godavari district, was arrested by the government railway police from Secunderabad railway station on Saturday morning. However, the curiosity of co-passengers died down as it was revealed that he was not ‘the injection psycho’ but just another mentally disturbed person.
The incident unravelled on board Secunderabad bound Bhagyanagar Express at around 9.45 am when passengers noticed a man carrying two syringes when the train reached Cherlapally.
Going by his untidy appearance and absurd mannerisms, the passengers detained and handed him over to the police as the train arrived at Secunderabad.
However, Police found that Ravikumar (34) is a habitual offender who extracts money from public after introducing himself as a policeman. A couple of identity cards with heads like ‘IPS-Crime’ were recovered from his possession. On interrogation, it was found he was also habituated to casual sexual affairs making use of the fake ID cards, police said.
According to inspector Anjaneyulu of GRP, Secunderabad, the accused is mentally unstable. A native of Warangal district, he has been roaming around after running away from home three months ago. Ravikumar was under psychiatric treatment before 2002, when he was married. Father of a four-year-old girl, Ravikumar said, has been wandering ever since his wife deserted him.
He boarded the Balharshah-Secunderabad Bhagyanagar Express from Ghanpur in Warangal. “He did not create a scene or threaten anyone. We will produce him before the Magistrate and he will be sent to mental hospital in Erragadda,” said the inspector.