At least one injured in train robbery in eastern India

11:51, August 22, 2010      

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At least one passenger was injured after armed dacoits looted a passenger train in the eastern Indian state of Bihar early Saturday and decamped with cash and jewellery from commuters, a senior police official said.

"Twelve dacoits looted the Asansol-Gomoh passenger train at Bihar's Lakhisarai district. The dacoits shot a passenger, while jewellery and cash were snatched from other travellers. The injured passenger has been admitted to a local hospital," the official said.

This is the third major robbery on this route in Bihar over the last month due to absence of any security personnel on the trains.

A massive operation has been launched to track down the culprits, he said.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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