Staff Reporter

KOCHI: The Railway Police cracked the case of a family being drugged and robbed while travelling on a train, after they confirmed the identities of two dead bodies found along the railway track.

Moosa, of Vadakara, Kozhikode, his wife Sunaida and daughers Mudine and Mohsina were drugged and robbed while travelling on the Dhanbad-Alleppy Express (train number 3351) on May 9.

They accepted drugged fruit juice from fellow passengers in their compartment.

While the parents passed out, the children started vomiting. The panicked thieves stole the wallet of Moosa and other documents and jumped off the moving train.

Tirupur police recorded a case of two unidentified dead bodies lying beside the railway track on May 9 itself. However, the delay in passing on this information kept the Railway Police in the dark, said A.K. Jamaludeen, Dy.SP., Railway Police, Ernakulam Range.

Moosa and family were to get down at Shorunur on their way home from Singarayakonda in Andhra Pradesh, where Moosa is running a shop.

Fellow passengers found the family in an unconscious condition after the train left Ernakulam South railway station and they were later admitted to the Alappuzha Medical College.

The dead were identified as Mohammed Aslam, 42, and Mohammed Imran, 28, both belonging to Kolkatta.

The police had recovered Moosa’s pocket diary, wallet and drugs used in the crime from the bodies.

The police also recovered a ticket from one of the bodies, which was for three persons to travel in the same compartment along with the family.

Efforts are on to track the third accused in this case, Mr. Jamaludeen said.