Lucknow, 18th January 2024: In a distressing incident caught on video, a traveler on the Barauni-Lucknow Express (Train No. 15203) was subjected to physical assault by a ticket examiner (TTE). The incident, brought to light by a viral tweet from Rajesh Shahu, has sparked outrage among netizens who have swiftly reached out to railway authorities, including Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, seeking immediate action.
The video, widely circulated within hours, clearly depicts the TTE assaulting a passenger onboard. Despite numerous pleas for intervention on social media, there has been no official response from the concerned authorities as of now.
Caught on Camera: Passenger Assaulted by TTE on Barauni-Lucknow Express Sparks Public Outcry
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Social Media Outcry: Citizens Demand Accountability
Rajesh Shahu’s tweet, accompanied by the shocking video, has garnered significant attention on social media platforms. Users have directly addressed Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, questioning the apparent impunity with which such incidents occur. The tweet demands answers regarding the freedom TTEs seemingly have to resort to violence and whether individuals with a history of misconduct are retained within the system.
Public Anguish and Urgent Action Appeal
Expressing their dismay, citizens are calling for the immediate arrest of the TTE involved and stringent disciplinary actions against those responsible for maintaining discipline on trains. The video, serving as evidence, has created a groundswell of anger among the public, prompting urgent calls for a thorough investigation.
Railway Seva Responds: Assurance of Prompt Action
In response to the escalating social media outcry, officials from Railway Seva have acknowledged the incident. In a brief statement, they assured the public that relevant authorities have been informed and are looking into the matter.