Guwahati/New Jalpaiguri: The toll in violence on board the Guwahati-bound special train carrying northeast people has risen to five with the recovery of three more bodies, official sources said on Monday.
"Two bodies were recovered from a place between Belakoba and Raninagar stations, while two more were found later at a place near Halakata, close to New Jalpaiguri station. Both places are in West Bengal," they said.

North-East exodus

Meanwhile, a report from Kishanganj in Bihar said the body of a man was on Monday found close to the tracks near Manguraj railway station on West Bengal border under the Northeast Frontier Railway.
NF Railway authorities are, however, not sure of the cause of the fight inside the special train that led to the deaths, besides injury to nine others, four of them seriously.
Besides, it was not clear if the five were among those fleeing Bangalore fearing backlash after the Assam violence as the police and railway authorities remained tight-lipped pending an investigation.
The sources, however, said unidentified persons attacked passengers travelling in the special train and also snatched their luggages and belongings. The two bodies found at Belaboka on Sunday were those of passengers hailing from Hialakandi in Assam.
Superintendent of Police (Kishanganj) Ranjit Kumar Mishra said the body of the 35 year-old man was found on Monday morning and it is being apprehended that he was thrown out by anti-socials from Bangalore-Guwahati special train late Sunday night.
An identity card was found in his pocket, besides a ticket for general class from Vishakhapatnam to Guwahati, he said.


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