In a terrifying incident on board of the Sambalpur-Jammu Tawi Express, at least seven passengers were assaulted and belongings worth Rs 76,000 were looted by robbers.  

The Sambalpur-Jammu Tawi Express was near Jharkhand's Latehar district where the crime took place , it is learnt. 

 In brief, the incident happened around Saturday midnight between Latehar and Barwadih stations under the Dhanbad division of East Central Railway (ECR). 

 Around 10-12 robbers boarded the train at Latehar station and threatened passengers by firing in the air near Chhipadohar station, a passenger claimed. "Many passengers were beaten by the robbers," he said. This crime took place in the S9 coach.

PTI report quotes Dhanbad division Amresh Kumar saying this.” Seven passengers received minor injuries, while the belongings of 13 passengers worth Rs 75,800 were looted.”

He said an FIR has already been registered. "Around eight mobile phones were also looted. 

Four of them were found active in the morning. Our technical team is tracing their locations," he said. Passengers created chaos against the loot when the train reached Daltonganj station. 

The train was stopped there for around two hours. Daltonganj sub-divisional magistrate Rajesh Kumar Shah, who also reached the station last night, said that the injured were admitted to Medinirai Medical College and Hospital. Two of them are a little serious, he said.

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