//Army Jawans, Bihari Students Clash on North-East Express

Army Jawans, Bihari Students Clash on North-East Express

Allahabad: January 23, 2006, Patna Daily.

Army men traveling in Guwahati bound North-East Express, near Allahabad railway station on Sunday, stabbed two students and threw them out of the running train causing a a riot in which hundreds of students from Bihar dragged out several army jawans from the train and thrashed them brutally injuring more than half a dozen in the process.

According to the report, a number of Bihar students who had gone to Allahabad to appear in a Railway Board exam were returning to Bihar on Sunday. When they entered into the general compartment of the Delhi-Guwahati North-East Express, the army men who were occupying the bogey, told them to get out and look for other seating areas in the train.

This led to an altercation and before long, a jawan pulled a knife-like object and stabbed two students before pushing them out of the running train. The students then pulled the emergency stop chain and attacked the jawans. They dragged them out of the train and kicked them and beat them with sticks and other objects.

The angry students also tried to set the bogey on fire but because of quick intervention by railway police, situation was brought under control.

The two students who received stabbed injuries were identified as Shahid and Shakun. They were picked up by other students and put back on train.

After a delay of three hours, the train finally resumed its journey under heavy security.

Injured army men were taken to the railway hospital in Allahabad where some remain in critical conditions, report said.

The Railways has ordered an enquiry into the incident.