Constable jailed for throwing teen out of running train

Patna, Sep 13 ( A constable of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) who threw a 14-year-old boy out of a running train in Bihar was sent to jail Sunday, police said.

Constable Rameshwar Prasad threw Mohammed Shahabuddin out of the running train near Kudhani railway station on the Muzaffarpur-Hajipur section Thursday after he refused to pay Rs.10 as bribe.

“Prasad was sent to jail Sunday,” a police officer said.

Prasad was arrested by the police Saturday after he was identified by Shahabuddin during a test identification parade.

“He suddenly shouted ‘Sir, he is the person’ when Prasad was brought before him Saturday night at the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur. Shahabuddin was undergoing treatment in that hospital,” Superintendent of Police (Railway) Amit Lodha said.

Shahabuddin, who made a living by selling eatables on trains, lost one of his legs in the incident.

According to police, a group of RPF constables were reportedly extorting money from vendors selling eatables on the Gawalior-Barauni Express train Thursday. “When Shahabuddin offered Rs.5 instead of the Rs.10 demanded from him, policemen beat him up and threw him from the running train,” the officer said.