HUBBALLI: An on-duty female ticket collector sustained severe head injury after a passenger reportedly thrashed her with a steel chair at Hubballi Railway Station on Thursday.
The accused has been identified as Prashant Debnath (34), a resident of West Bengal.
It is said that Prashant while traveling from Hospet to Goa, descended at Hubballi Railway Station to meet his friend. When a Ticket Collector asked him to produce the ticket, he began to argue with the TC. Later a group of ticket collectors reportedly beat him black and blue.
Lady staff laughed at him
Injured by TCs, Prashant was sitting at TC office where the lady staff allegedly laughed at him. Prashant could not tolerate this insult and hit her with a steel chair. The lady staff suffered grievous injuries.
Both are admitted in Railway Hospital.
The incident has been recorded on CCTV