Mumbai Train Firing: RPF Constable Shoots His Senior & 3 Others On Jaipur-Mumbai Train; Arrested

by Tooba Shaikh
Mumbai Train Firing: RPF Constable Shoots His Senior & 3 Others On Jaipur-Mumbai Train; Arrested

In an alarming series of events, a Railway Protection Force or RPF Constable shot four people on a train headed to Jaipur in Rajasthan from Mumbai in Maharashtra. All four people were killed and none could be saved. The Constable who went on the killing spree was arrested shortly after he attempted to flee the crime scene. Here are all the details you need to know about the Mumbai train firing unfortunate incident.

Mumbai Train Firing: RPF Constable Shoots Four

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This news has left many people disheartened and disappointed. An RPF constable shot four people dead in a Jaipur-Mumbai Superfast Express. The incident took place on the 31st of July and the train was numbered 12956.

The Constable was named Chetan Kumar Choudhary. His senior, who got killed, was the Assistant Sub-Inspector or ASI Tika Ram Meena. According to an article recently published by the Hindustan Times, Kumar first shot his senior and then went into another bogie and shot three other passengers.

Reports suggest that the incident took place in the B5 coach of the train at around 5:30 in the morning near the Palghar Railway station in Maharashtra. The constable then attempted to flee the train. He was caught near Mira Road along with the help of the Government Railway Police and Bhayandar’s RPF constables.

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Reason For Killing Unknown; Constable Arrested

Mumbai train firing
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According to the HT article, it is yet unknown why the constable went on a shooting spree. The connection between the three passengers is also not known yet. This particular incident has taken many people by surprise as it is not the conduct one expects from RPF.

After an alarm chain was pulled in the train, the inspector attempted to flee the train by getting down near Dahisar. However, the constable was successfully apprehended. The train arrived at Borivali station and officials there were informed in advance of the casualties on the train.

Such an incident is very uncommon and it is hoped that anything similar will not happen again.

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