<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two Bangladeshi nationals were on Monday arrested by GRP officials from a train at Barauni railway junction in Bihar’s Begusarai district.During routine checking, the Government Railway Police (GRP) men found two Bangladeshi men in a coach of Sampark Kranti Express and arrested them for their suspicious behaviour, GRP Inspector Alok Pratap Singh said.They were identified as Md Mustafa Kamal (23) and Md Salim (24). They told the interrogators that they were residents of a refugee camp in Myanmar before shifting to a refugee camp in Bangladesh last year, he said.Singh said the two Bangladeshis had crossed the international border to reach Agartala recently and boarded a train to Jammu and Kashmir on “someone’s direction”, the inspector said.The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) from Patna was on its way to Barauni to question the two Bangladeshi nationals, Singh said.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Armed robbers struck three trains passing through the district, looting at least 12 passengers and assaulting those who resisted them in the wee hours on Wednesday.Government Railway Police said the robbers first barged into the Mumbai-bound Lucknow-LTT Express and started looting passengers. When one of the passengers Ramashankar Pandey resisted the robbery bid, he was thrashed by the robbers, a GRP spokesperson said.The accused then boarded the Vaishali Express and robbed passengers travelling in the sleeper class. They also attacked and injured Devi Singh, who was going to Gorakhpur, when he protested their act, he said.Later, they robbed passengers of Lucknow-Kanpur passenger train and beat up Unnao-resident Lala, the spokesperson said.The robbers escaped after looting the passengers.As the incident took place between Unnao and Kanpur districts, GRP officials were busy deciding the jurisdiction.Later, Kanpur GRP sent the three injured to railways’ Kamla Nehru Hospital.At least 12 passengers in the three trains were robbed, Kanpur GRP in-charge Shyamvrat Yadav said. Out of the three injured, two were sent home after first aid while one of them is admitted to the hospital, he said.An FIR has been registered in the matter by Government Railway Police, he said, adding the number of passengers robbed and booty taken away is yet to be ascertained.
When Rekha (42) came to Mumbai from Kolkata five years ago to work as a caretaker in a hospital, she would not have thought that one day she will be hailed as a hero for her selfless service.Rekha, who works as a private caretaker for patients at the civic-run Cooper hospital, has been taking care of a woman, who had fallen off a running train, for the last eight months. Not only did she not charge anything from mishap victim Jaswanti Tandel, but also played a crucial role in tracing her family.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Tandel fell off a local on August 16 and was brought to the Cooper hospital with a broken femur and other injuries. According to the nurses, she remained completely disoriented for the next 20 days, after which she was shifted to the Orthopaedic ward. It was here that Rekha, who still refers to Tandel as “Unknown” as she couldn’t be identified initially, met the patient.”I came to the hospital to take care of one of the patients. Four days later, Unknown was brought to the ward. A couple of days later, I heard her asking for water. I walked up to her and saw her broken leg was elevated and fitted with metals. She had soiled her clothes,” said Rekha, who gets Rs 300 for one shift working as a caretaker.Rekha further said that seeing the woman lying helpless, she decided to help her. “I cleaned her up and gave her water. Soon, I realised that she was all alone without any relatives or family. I do not have an elder sister. So I decided that she would be my elder sister and I will take the responsibility to get her back on her feet. Not even once did I think about money because she was helpless and helping her was more important,” she said, adding that from August to March, her daily routine included giving bath to Tandel, helping her eat, changing her adult diapers and cleaning her.Soon, Tandel became the most loved patient in the hospital with all nurses and doctors taking special care of her. In fact, the Orthopaedic and plastic surgeons went out of the way to help her. “She told us that she left her home after a fight with her husband, who was an alcoholic. But she could not tell us her address. Her language was also not clear, though we gathered that she was from Valsad. Now that she was recuperating well and it had been almost nine months, we all wished her to be reunited with her family,” said Rekha, who was almost in tears while recollecting that Tandel asked her to come along with her to Valsad.Finally a week ago, Rekha approached Dipesh Tank, founder of NGO Youth for People, for help. “All we could understand was that she came from some place called Kosamba in Valsad. She gave us the names of her father and mother, and we put them up on Facebook along with her picture. A friend from Valsad, Mehul Patel, then managed to trace her house. We informed her family members, who came to the hospital and took her,” said Tank.Meanwhile, a Bandra Government Railway Police (GRP) cop, who carried out the formalities of handing over Tandel to her relatives, said, “The family claimed that Tandel had left home earlier as well, but returned after a few months. We have asked her family to take good care of her now.”
Four men were killed on Friday when they were run over by a local train between suburban Kurla and Vidyavihar stations. The mishap occurred between 6.15 am to 6.30 am when the four labourers, all railway contractual employees, came under the wheels of a Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)-bound suburban train, a Government Railway Police official said.An inquiry would be constituted to ascertain the reason behind the mishap, he said. As per preliminary information, the accident occurred when the four contract labourers of railway were walking along the tracks between Kurla and Vidyavihar railway stations. They were run over by the Karjat-CST local train, Deputy Commissioner of Railway Police, Central Railway, Rupali Ambure said. Ambhure said to iamin, “The primary information we have is that the accident involved four contract labourers of the railway.”<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Investigations are being carried out to gather if they were following the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) or not. Those working on the tracks are supposed to wear reflective colour jackets to make it easier to spot them from a distance.The four victims were rushed to nearby Rajawadi hospital where they were declared dead, a senior railway official said. “It seems the trackmen may not have noticed the moving train as it was dark,” he said, adding that more details about the incident were awaited.Earlier on November 3, 2013, four railway gangmen, carrying out maintenance work on the tracks, were killed after being hit by a speeding Kolhapur-bound long distance train between Thakurli and Kalyan railway stations in the neighbouring Thane district. With inputs from iamin.in