Panicked passengers force woman off train in Karnataka


Bengaluru, Jun 2 (IANS): Lack of awareness on rail travel norms led to a tense situation on a Karnataka train as a female passenger was forced to disembark midway after her fellow passengers raised a hue and cry on seeing her knuckle stamped, mistaking it for a quarantine stamp, an official said on Tuesday.

"Many passengers on the train with the woman raised a hue and cry on seeing her stamped and complained to the TTE. She was later disembarked at Tumakuru," a South Western Railway (SWR) zone official told IANS.


Tumakuru railway station (file photo)

The woman was travelling from Bengaluru to Belagavi as a transit passenger. Her status as such a passenger was stamped on her knuckle.

However, after some time, her fellow passengers observed her stamped hand and misunderstood that she was violating the quarantine norms.

Without realising that she was just a transit passenger who will be quarantined on reaching her destination, they created pandemonium and complained to the travelling ticket inspector.

"Following the public pressure, she was forcibly disembarked in Tumakuru station," said the official.

Incidentally, the railways allows transit passengers to travel.

The official said the TTE would not have been aware of the rules and must have yielded to the passengers' pressure.

Later, the woman was allowed to board another train and reach her destination, the official said.

 

  

Comment on this article

  • Joseph, Qatar

    Thu, Jun 4 2020

    In illiteracy one cannot say how the mind function.s Thank God they didn't lift her and throw her out from the running train. Atleast they had that much of humaneness is indeed surprising.

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  • Kailash vaishnav, Bangalore (prakashnagar)

    Tue, Jun 2 2020

    She's not educated. ..doing miss understanding

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  • Nelson Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 2 2020

    Probably the stamps should be in many regional languages or people should learn english ! I wonder which of the two will solve the problem

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Jun 3 2020

    Nelson d souza mangalore,it is not necessary either to learn English ,or stamp it on hand.In which age are we?We are not animals to stamp on our hands or leg which are leading to butcherei. Best is they should stamp it when necessary on passengers ticket.That saves lot of uneasiness to passengers ,fearing and one may who knows will not even insert a knife in their heart.Either in their tickets or extra typed in a piece of paper.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 2 2020

    Andh Bhakts ...

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  • Aloysius, Kinnigoli

    Tue, Jun 2 2020

    Education and qualification both required.
    Some are educated but not qualified.

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  • Ivan Frank, MANGALURU

    Tue, Jun 2 2020

    Many cover the stamp with gloves.

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Tue, Jun 2 2020

    Uneducated fellow passengers needs medical attention. And TTE too. The official said the TTE would not have been aware of the rules and must have yielded to the passengers' pressure. Who gave TTE the job without being informed about the laws? If that is the case any one can do the job and when the public makes noise act without knowing what does the law say about it. Its like police acting according to the noise by politicians.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 2 2020

    Amarnathal
    This covid 19 is new to all. And nobody knows the exact position of the State as on daily basis the Laws r changed. How TT who joi Ed before Covid will kniw the rules
    So don't blame TT

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  • Sampath, Mlore/ Blore

    Wed, Jun 3 2020

    TTE is bound to know the rules & regulation.... I think he got the job under political influence....

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 2 2020

    Sheer madness and panic.Corona hype has caused many psychological problems. Obssesive Compulsive Disorders will also increase . People should be educated that Corona is not as dangerous as it is thought.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 2 2020

    Uneducated fellow passengers needs some schooling right from kindergarten.

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