TTE pushed to death from train by drunk Odisha man

The incident occurred aboard the Patna-bound train that originated from Ernakulam.
A TTE was allegedly pushed to death from a moving train.
A TTE was allegedly pushed to death from a moving train.

THRISSUR : A TTE (travelling ticket examiner) from Ernakulam was killed after he was pushed off a moving train by a migrant labourer who was drunk and travelling without a ticket on Tuesday. K Vinod died after Rajanikanth, an Odisha native travelling in coach S11 of the Ernakulam-Patna Express (22643), kicked him following an argument, causing him to fall off near Velappaya bridge between Mulankunnathukavu and Wadakkanchery.

Other passengers and railway police officials on board apprehended Rajanikanth and handed him over to the Palakkad railway police.

K Vinod
K Vinod

Vinod’s colleague said Rajanikanth was drunk and travelling without a ticket. “When Vinod confronted the man, he behaved very rudely. When Vinod tried to contact the railway police on escort duty in the train, the man kicked him. Vinod, who was standing near the door, fell off. It all happened in a flash. None could help,” said the colleague, adding that Rajanikanth is believed to have boarded from Thrissur.

“The other passengers caught Rajanikanth and alerted officials,” said the colleague. Vinod’s co-workers have expressed shock over the kind and flagged it as a major threat to the safety of officials on duty. A technician in loco shed, Vinod was assigned TTE duty two years ago following health problems. He also acted in a few Malayalam films, including Nalla Nilavulla Rathriyil, released in 2023.

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