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CRPF jawan murdered at city railway station

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan was murdered and a Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable was injured at the main entrance of the Bangalore City Railway Station here on Sunday.

The incident occurred in front of passengers and railway employees. The assailant, after stabbing the two security staff in front of the enquiry counter of the railway station, fled the spot.

Eyewitnesses said that the accused, brandished a knife, threatened people before making good his escape. Government Railway Police (GRP) officials identified the victim as Navjithendra Singh (32) and the injured as Ramachandra (29).

The victim was working at the MEG Centre in New Delhi and had come to Bangalore on Sunday to attend a course at the Army Service Corps (ASC) Centre. A military vehicle was waiting outside the railway station to pick him up. A civilian complained to Mr. Ramachandra that he had been robbed of his valuables. When he went to apprehend the culprit, the latter stabbed him and then attacked Mr. Singh who had rushed to help Mr. Ramachandra.

While the assailant fled, Mr. Singh bled to death. The GRP officials and some passengers rushed the injured to a hospital. According to a GRP officer, Mr. Singh was a native of Punjab and was attached to the 27th Battalion of the Indian Army.

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