Kerala Police released the portrait of a mysterious person who set fire to fellow passengers in an express train from Alapuzha to Kannur in Kerala.
The express train departs from Alapuzha in Kerala at 2.55 pm and reaches Kannur at 10.55 pm. In this case, on the afternoon of April 2, as usual, the express train which left Alappuzha with passengers was going near Kozhikode.
An unidentified person who boarded the train earlier started spraying petrol on fellow passengers. Before they realize what he is doing, the mysterious person has set fire to a passenger. The other passengers who had not expected his action were shocked. Amid the tension among them, some more passengers were also injured in the fire.
Then the train’s emergency chain is immediately pulled. It is said that the time when the incident took place was around 9.45 pm and the train was about to reach Korabuzha bridge between Kozhikode and Kannur. Meanwhile, the people there told the police that the mysterious person who set fire to the passengers had escaped from the spot.
Those injured in the arson incident have been admitted to Kozhikode Government Hospital. 8 people have been admitted to the hospital with fire injuries and the bodies of 3 people were lying on the Elathur railway track.
In connection with this incident, the police from Palakkad South region have registered a case and are conducting serious investigation regarding this incident which has created a lot of sensation in Kerala itself.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has expressed his sympathy over the incident in the train and has instructed the police to take swift action in this regard.