Published: November 11, 2018 3:45:18 a.m.
A 48-year-old woman traveling at Jallianwala Express died on Saturday after she was allegedly beaten by a co-passenger when she refused to smoke on the train. Native Azamgarh, Sonu Yadav, 24, was arrested for accusations of guilty manslaughter and produced before a local court in Shahjahanpur who sent him to jail, station house officer, GRP (Shahjahanpur), said Arvind Kumar Pandey.
He added that the incident occurred when Chinta Devi, a native of Bihar, returned home from Jalandhar along with his family. "His son, Ranjeet Kumar, alleged in his complaint that his mother was pregnant. The image will be clear after obtaining an autopsy report, which is still expected," said Pandey.
Circle officer, GRP (Shahjahanpur), KK Shukla said that Devi, Ranjeet and Babita traveled in a general train compartment. "Ranjeet alleges in his FIR that when the train passed through the Bareilly railway station, Yadav, who was traveling in the same compartment, lit a cigar. When Chinta Devi opposed it, there was a heated argument between them. Yadav hit his mother, afterwards that she fell into a wooden seat and injured her neck, "said Shukla. When the train stopped at Shahjahanpur, Chinta was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead upon arrival.
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