Railway passenger robbed, set afire in Greater Noida

March 19th, 2009 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS  

Greater Noida, March 18 (IANS) A railway passenger was attacked by robbers who set him ablaze for refusing to part with his money and valuables and then threw him out of the train, the police said Wednesday.
The critically injured passenger was taken to the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi with 40 percent burns.

The incident occurred at the Dadri railway station in Greater Noida.

According to railway police, Mohammed Rafique Ansari of Jharkhand was travelling in a Howrah bound train when he was attacked by the robbers between Ghaziabad and Dadri and made to part with his money - Rs.6,500 - and other belongings.

When he resisted, the robbers set him afire and threw him out of the train at the Dadri railway station. The attackers fled the spot.

Ansari remained unattended for about an hour at the railway station. An anonymous caller informed the police, who rushed Ansari to a government hospital.

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