Two train ticket examiners (TTE) of the Rajadhani Express were arrested from the Shoranur railway station in the wee hours of Wednesday for beating up two passengers - a man and a woman - and three police personnel.
The arrested are Rohit Singh, hailing from Uttar Pradesh, and Sunender Singh Punia from Rajasthan. They were produced in the court at Shoranur and remanded in custody.
The incident occurred when the TTEs came to examine the tickets of the passengers in the B4 coach.
While checking, the TTEs found some discrepancy in the ticket taken by the male passenger, and they asked him to pay fine. After he expressed his willingness to pay the fine, the ticket examiners took him to the pantry car.
Upon reaching the pantry car, the TTEs started beating him up. Meanwhile, the woman passenger intervened. However, she was allegedly slapped by the TTEs. By the time, the train had left the Thrissur station. The other passengers in the coach reported the matter at the Shoranur police station, where the train reached at 1 am.
Three policemen - Head constable Syed Mohammed and civil police officers Harikumar and Mohammed Ajmal - who went to enquire about the matter were also hit by the ticket examiners with the utensils in the pantry car. However, the police overpowered the TTEs and arrested them.
Shoranur CI Juby Mathew said two cases have been registered against the two ticket examiners - one for assaulting the passengers and another for attacking and injuring the police personnel.