Sat. Apr 13th, 2024

Tragedy struck on Tuesday evening in central Kerala as a Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) lost his life in a shocking incident where he was allegedly pushed by a passenger from a moving train. The unfortunate event took place at Velappaya, a location nestled between Mulangunnathukavu and Wadakkanchery railway stations. The victim of this tragic incident was identified as EK Vinod, the TTE who was on duty on the S11 coach of the Ernakulam-Patna Express train.

The incident unfolded within the jurisdiction of the Thrissur Medical College police station, sending shockwaves through the local community and railway authorities alike. It is reported that the fatal push occurred when the passenger approached Vinod seeking a ticket. However, instead of a routine exchange, a grievous turn of events transpired, leading to Vinod being pushed off the train.

The Ernakulam-Patna Express, on which this dreadful incident occurred, is a vital lifeline connecting major cities, making this tragedy even more poignant for the railway fraternity and passengers alike. The sudden loss of life due to such an act of violence has sparked concerns about safety protocols and passenger behavior on trains.

Law enforcement agencies are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident, including the motive behind the passenger’s actions. The railways and concerned authorities are also likely to review security measures to prevent such tragic events in the future.

As the news of this incident spreads, it serves as a grim reminder of the need for vigilance and respect for the rules governing public transport systems. The railway authorities have extended condolences to the family of EK Vinod, mourning the loss of a dedicated employee who tragically met his end while serving the public.

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