One injured in train robbery in eastern India
An express train was looted in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, in which one person sustained bullet injuries after he was shot by a group of armed robbers, at midnight Saturday, a senior police official said, Xinhua reported.
"Some 10 to 15 dacoits (robbers) looted cash and belongings worth 150,000 rupees (3,000 U.S. dollars) from the Danapur-Howrah Express. The incident took place at Khusroopur railway station near Barh in state capital Patna," the official said.
"One person, who was shot at by the dacoits, have been admitted to the Patna Medical College and Hospital where his condition is said to be serious," the official added.
Police have launched a manhunt to trace the culprits.
The incident followed last month's other incidents of looting on trains in Bihar.
On Aug. 30, when a railway employee and a passenger were killed while a train was looted in Jamui district.
On Aug. 18, when five passengers were injured for resisting armed robbers who looted the Patna-Puna Express.