A young woman, who tried to resists the loot, was injured after the miscreant attacked her with the knife. The incident took place between New Jalpaiguri and Belakoba railway stations in Jalpaiguri district around 3.30 am.
The Teesta-Torsa Express, which runs between Sealdah and New Alipurduar stations, had just rolled out from New Jalpaiguri that the dacoit, who was in travelling by the same train in the posing as a passenger, got into the ladies compartment.
Wielding the knife point, he asked them to part with their mobile phones, money and other valuables. Failing this, he would kill them, he thundered.
|Woman injured as armed dacoits loot Teesta Torsha Exp off New Jalpaiguri station|
Several of the victim passengers said that they had shouted out for help but no Railway Police Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel came to their rescue.
Through with the loot, the dacoit jumped down from the train as it slowed down while approaching Belakoba station.
The robbed women lodged FIR at the New Alipurduar GRP station when the train reached their later in the morning.