With the recovery of two more bodies, the toll in violence on board the Guwahati-bound special train carrying northeast people, has risen to four.

“While two bodies were recovered from a place between Belakoba and Raninagar stations, another two were found later at a place near Halakata, close to New Jalpaiguri station. Both places are in West Bengal,” official sources said on Monday.

The Northeast Frontier Railway authorities are yet not sure of the cause of the fight inside the special train number three that led to the deaths, besides injury to nine others, four of them seriously.

It is also still not clear if the four were among those fleeing Bangalore fearing a backlash after the Assam violence, as the police and railway authorities in Guwahati remained tight-lipped pending an investigation.

However, two bodies found at Belaboka on Sunday were those of passengers hailing from Hialakandi in Assam.

The sources, however, said unidentified persons attacked passengers travelling in the special train and also snatched their luggage and belongings.

The injured have been admitted to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri.


Train violence toll climbs to sixAugust 21, 2012