A 48-year-old woman travelling on the Jallianwala Express died on Saturday after she was allegedly hit by a co-passenger when she objected to him smoking on the train. Azamgarh native, Sonu Yadav, 24, has been arrested on charges of culpable homicide and produced before a local court in Shahjahanpur that sent him to jail, station house officer, GRP (Shahjahanpur) Arvind Kumar Pandey said.
He added that the incident happened when Chinta Devi, a native of Bihar, was returning home from Jalandhar along with her family. “Her son, Ranjeet Kumar, in his complaint alleged that his mother was pregnant. The picture will be clear after obtaining autopsy report, which is still awaited,” Pandey said.
Circle officer, GRP (Shahjahanpur), KK Shukla said Devi, Ranjeet and Babita were travelling in a general compartment of the train. “Ranjeet alleged in his FIR that when the train passed Bareilly railway station, Yadav, who was traveling in the same compartment, lit a cigarette. When Chinta Devi objected to it, a heated argument took place between them. Yadav hit his mother, following which she fell on a wooden seat and hurt her neck,” Shukla said. When the train stopped at Shahjahanpur, Chinta was rushed to a hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.