23 September Saturday

Kozhikode Train Fire: Police Release Sketch of Suspect

Web Desk (Tvm)Updated: Monday Apr 3, 2023

Kozhikode : Police release sketch of man suspected to have set  fire in running train at Kozhikode’s Elathur that killed three and injured other passengers. The sketch was prepared at police station,  with descriptions provided by a witness named  Rasique.

Soon after the police artist began to prepare the sketch, CCTV images on the suspect was secured. The image showed a man wearing red shirt, just as the witness had said, and holding a bag. After setting t the fire, the suspect is seen waiting by the road and a bike approaches him moments later and speeds away carrying him.

The Crime : An identified man walked into D1 compartment of  Kannur Express from D2, late Sunday night close to 9.30 pm.  He throew petrol on sleeping  passengers and lit fire. Three, including a infant, jumped out of the train and died. Several others  sustained burn injuries. The incident took place between Elathur and Kolandy in Kozhikode.