KORAPUT: The four labourers who were run over by an electric multiple unit (EMU) train while jaywalking on the railway track near the Nungambakkam railway station in Chennai on Thursday belonged to Kebdi village of Koraput district. This was confirmed by Koraput SP Charan Singh Mina after Tamil Nadu Police informed their Koraput counterparts about the incident.
The deceased are Kumar Kuldip, Kesba Jani, Bhaskar Jani and Gorkha Muduli. Six Odia labourers from Kebdi village had gone to Tamil Nadu 15 days back in search of work.
While they were walking along the railway track to reach Chetpet station, the train ran over them.
Besides three mutilated bodies, a fourth person was found battling for life. He was taken to the Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital and later referred to the Government General Hospital, where he died. The two other persons who were accompanying them are missing.
However, villagers of Kebdi alleged that the workers were killed and their bodies thrown at the railway tracks. Apparently, the labour agent who took the labourers to Tamil Nadu, Prasant Gorda, is missing.
Meanwhile, a team of labour officials from Koraput have left for Chennai to bring back the bodies.