Undertrial jumps from train, dies

An undertrial died when he jumped from a running train while he was being brought to Kanpur from Varanasi on Tuesday early morning. The incident took place at Chakeria area of Kanpur district. The police said Rajesh Pal, 25, pushed aside the police team which was deployed in his security and jumped from the train.

A native of Hardoi, Pal was lodged at Kanpur District Jail since August 2011. He had two criminal cases, including one of attempt to murder and another under the Arms Act, lodged against him at Fazalganj police station in Kanpur.

Kanpur District Jail Superintendent, RN Pandey said on May 11, Pal and another undertrial Jitendra Kumar Botham were sent to the mental asylum in Varanasi for a medical check-up after they started behaving abnormally.

On Monday, a police team was bringing both undertrials to Kanpur by the Lichhavi Express.

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