A TRANSPORT police officer opened fire on a train in India today, killing four passengers including three passengers and his supervisor.
The train was traveling from Jaipur to Mumbai when the accused, Constable Chetan Singh, started shooting at 5am this morning after allegedly “losing his temper”.
The suspect was arrested while trying to flee the scene, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) said, adding that it is investigating his motive.
Constable Chetan Singh was working on the Jaipur-Mumbai Central Superfast Express train along with two other colleagues when he began his killing spree.
RPF employees are tasked with protecting rail passengers and their property in India.
Inspector General Praveen Sinha told reporters: “He had a short fuse, he was quite hot-tempered. There was no altercation.”
“He just lost his temper and shot his boss, then shot everyone he saw.”
After killing his boss and father of two, Tikaram Meena, the accused boarded a carriage and shot dead three passengers with an automatic weapon.
The RPF said in a statement: “Around 6:18 am the train reached Borivali and four bodies were recovered by GRP and RPF officers and staff.”
“The passengers have yet to be identified. Constable Chetan was arrested and his ARM recovered.”
The investigations are ongoing.
Mr. Meena was due to retire in two years and is survived by his wife and two adult children.
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