An angry mob of college students went on vendalisation spree destroying railway property worth lakhs and setting on fire a coach of the Shramjeevi Express at Bihar, some 30 km away from Patna, on the Patna-New Delhi route.
The students were angered by beating up of a fellow student by Railway Police personnel for sitting in an AC coach of the Shramjeevi Express without a valid pass.
During the course of vandalisation, four AC coaches were charred and rail traffic was held up for two hours.
In another incident in a different part of Bihar, a mob turned wild over the killing of a 25-year-old man in the town of Lakhisarai.
For close to two hours, the town was held to ransom, as a pitched battle was fought between the police and the mob. The area SP Bibek Raj Singh said: “We trying to arrest those responsible for the murder.”
Earlier in the wee hours of Tuesday, a coach, S1, of the Patna-Pune Express was looted near Arra.
Twelve dacoits reportedly looted passengers and decamped with valuables worth Rs 1 lakh. Six passengers were injured in the incident, one of them seriously.