Train Robberies in Two Express Trains

Unidentified dacoits removed the signal wires and stopped the train at Garladinne railway station 15 kms from Anantapur.

Published: 07th April 2016 01:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th April 2016 01:43 PM   |  A+A-


ANANTAPUR: In yet another case of robbery on a moving train, some unidentified burglars  snatched away a gold chain weighing 14 grams from a woman passenger of the Kachiguda-Nagarkoil Express(No.16353) during the early hours of Thursday. According to Railway Police of Renigunta, a woman Aya Meena of Ranga Reddy district in Telangana state, boarded the general compartment in the train at Kachiguda railway station. When the train reahed Pullampet-Obulavaripalle railway stations, some unidentified persons entered into the bogie and snatched away the gold chain from her. After the train reached Renigunta, she made a complaint to Railway Police.

In another incident, some unidentified dacoits made a vain bid to rob the passengers of the Hubli-Mysore Hampi Express(No.16591) on wee hours of Thursday. The train which started from Hubli on Wednesday evening 6.20 scheduled to reach Anantapur at 1am. Some unidentified dacoits removed the signal wires and stopped the train at Garladinne railway station, which is 15 kms away from Anantapur. As the RPF personnel got alerted the dacoits fled away from the spot. Police suspected around 10 to 12 dacoits were involved in the incident. The incident comes a two weeks after some of the women passengers were robbed of their jewels and cash in the same train on March 27 at same place. The dacoits pelted stones on the compartment and robbed of the jewels and cash from the passengers by threatening them with knives. Three incidents of robberies were took place in the Hampi express in the year 2015 while four incidents were held in the last four months of this year.

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