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5 die after being hurled from Indian train

Four men and a woman were killed after Indian soldiers hurled them out of a compartment of a stationary train and into the path of a speeding train on an adjacent track, The Times of India reported on Monday.
/ Source: Reuters

Four men and a woman were killed after Indian soldiers hurled them out of a compartment of a stationary train and into the path of a speeding train on an adjacent track, The Times of India reported on Monday.

Two people were seriously injured in the incident at a station in Shikohabad in northern Uttar Pradesh state after troops objected to civilians boarding a compartment that they said was reserved for military personnel.

“After an altercation, the jawans (soldiers) threw seven people out of the train,” the newspaper quoted senior police officer Ram Kumar as saying.

Brawls and arguments are common in crowded Indian trains but it is rare for soldiers to be involved in such a deadly fracas.