TN youth who burned coaches: Accused not terrorist, but megalomaniac, says NIA

Five months after a Tamil Nadu youth was accused of heading a terror module after his arrest in train burning cases, the National Investigation Agency has ruled out any terrorism angle.

Written by Debabrata Mohanty | Bhubaneswar | Updated: April 27, 2016 2:58 am

Five months after a Tamil Nadu youth was accused of heading a terror module after his arrest in train burning cases, the NIA has ruled out any terrorism angle in the

In its closure report filed Tuesday in Khurda district and sessions court, NIA said Subhas Ramchandran (35) suffered from megalomania — a psychological disorder — and wanted to be famous. NIA said Ramchandran set fire to the train on his own and no one else was involved.

The RPF had arrested Ramchandran from Puri station in November last year after a major fire broke out in two coaches each of the Nandankanan Express and Tirupati Express, and one coach of Puri-Howrah Express. All the empty coaches had suffered extensive damage.

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