Berhampur, Oct 7 (UNI) Six youths have been arrested on board the 6310 Patna-Ernakulam Express on charges of travelling without valid tickets, assaulting the the Travelling Ticket Examiner(TTE) and ransacking a reserved compartment.
According to police, several youths from Bihar were travelling in the second class reserved compartment without valid tickets. On being apprehended by the TTE, they some of them assaulted him and refused to move to the general compartment when asked to do so between Chhatrapur and Narasinghpur Railway stations in Orissa yesterday.
Trouble erupted soon after an altercation between the TTE and a Sambit Kumar, one of the youths. The youths beat up the TTE, after a rumour spread that the TTE had pushed Sambit from the train.
TTE G P Rao suffered injuries to his left eye and was initially admitted to Chhatrapur government hospital from where he was shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar The youths allegedly snatched the TTE's gold chain and ring, ATM card, Rs 500 in cash and a receipt book from the TTE, Government Railway Police here informed.
Train services on the line was disrupted for more than two and half hours following the incident, police said.
The youths demanded that the train should run only after they find Sambit.
Additional police force from Ganjam and Chatrapur reached the spot and tried to pacify the youths.
The Bihari youths were pacified only after Sambit was produced by the police and he explained the story.