Four children run over by train while playing mobile phone games in West Bengal | Calcutta


Four children, aged 13 to 14, were reportedly run over by a train while they were busy playing with their cellphones on train tracks on Sunday evening in Islampur, in the Uttar Dinajpur district of north Bengal, said officials.

“Four underage boys were killed when they were hit by a train on Sunday night. The villagers buried the bodies. We have not received any criminal act complaints, ”said Sachin Makkar, police commissioner of the Islampur police district.

A senior railway official, who declined to be identified, said he was briefed on the Chopra tragedy, about 50 km from New Jalpaiguri, around 10 p.m. Sunday.

“A team of officials from the GRP (government railway police) and the railway police (RPF) rushed to the scene and a search was carried out in the area. As it was dark, we could not locate any bodies. The search was repeated in the morning, when broken parts of cellphones were found on the tracks. Later, we learned that the villagers had already removed the bodies, ”said the railway official quoted above.

When a team of police and railway workers arrived in the village, they discovered that family members had already buried the victims to make sure their bodies were not subjected to an autopsy, ”the roads official said. of iron.

“If we receive complaints of criminal act, an investigation will be opened and the bodies will have to be exhumed for an autopsy,” said a police officer.

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