College students beat up sweepers in running train

March 14th, 2008 - 12:49 am ICT by admin  

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Bhusawal (Maharashtra), March 13 (IANS) The Railway police have registered offences against seven students of Gwalior’s Jiwaji University who allegedly beat up three sweepers and pushed them down a running train near Bhusawal in Maharashtra on the suspicion of theft Thursday. The seven students were part of a group of 20 including three girls and a teacher returning from a picnic from Goa by the Goa-Hazrat Nizamuddin Express, the Bhusawal railway police told IANS.

“They beat up three sweepers, two of whom were 14-year old and the third about 25, when a girl among the students found her cell-phone, camera and Rs.2,500 in cash missing from her purse in the morning,” a railway police official said.

The incident occurred around noon between Mayeji and Masavad, about 40 km from the Bhusawal railway junction that is about 500 km from Mumbai, the railway police said.

Railway police sources were unable to tell till late night the names of the sweepers, the extent of injuries they suffered and also the names of the students against whom offences under sections 307, 147, 143, 324 and 342 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) were registered.

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