A Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel on Monday morning shot dead four people on-board a running train near the Palghar railway station in Maharashtra. He was later arrested after attempting to run away.
“Four casualties, including the Assistant Sub-Inspector, have been reported in the firing incident inside the Jaipur-Mumbai Central Superfast Express (12956). The accused has been arrested. DCP North GRP has been informed,” the Railway Protection Force has said.
According to the official, the accused, RPF Constable Chetan Singh, opened fired from his official automatic weapon at around five in the morning, killing another RPF colleague, his escort duty in charge ASI Tika Ram Meena, and three passengers on the train, which was on the way to Mumbai from Jaipur.
After killing his senior, the constable went to another bogie and shot dead three passengers, news agency PTI said, quoting officials.
The RPF constable opened pulled the chain and got out of the train near Dahisar Station, the Chief Public Relations Officer of the railways said. He was caught by police at Mira Road with the help of Government Railway Police and RPF officials.