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Mumbai: Railway cop Chetan Singh, accused of shooting dead four people on Jaipur-Mumbai train the other day, complained of feeling unwell a few minutes before the act, said his colleague.
Ghanshyam Acharya, another constable on duty with Singh on the superfast train on Sunday night, narrated the horrific incidents that left senior officer Tikaram Meena and three passengers dead, NDTV reported.
The passengers, who were caught in the fury of Singh, were identified as Ajgar Abbas Shaikh, 48, and Abdul Kadarbhai Mohammed Hussain Bhanpurwala, 62.
At some point that night Singh told Ghanshyam Acharya that he wanted to get off the train as he was feeling unwell.
Singh’s senior, Assistant Sub-Inspector Tikaram Meena, told him to complete the duty which was to last a couple of more hours.
Ghanshyam Acharya was on escort duty with Meena, Singh and another constable Narendra Parmar.
The 33-year-old Singh was in no mood to pay attention to Meena’s advice to continue the duty.
The Mumbai Central control room instructed Singh to complete duty hours and get treated for illness in Mumbai.
When ASI Meena explained the direction to Singh he was not listening, according to the report.
ASI Meena asked Ghanshyam Acharya to take Chetan Singh’s rifle and allow him to rest.
Acharya accompanied him to empty seat but Singh could not sleep and then asked for the rifle.
When denied, he overpowered Acharya and caught hold of the riffle and left the compartment—his face flushed with anger, the report said.
Singh had taken away Acharya’s rifle by mistake which he later returned to him, getting back his rifle instead.
Later Acharya noticed him removing the safety catch of his rifle, which gave Acharaya a feeling that Singh was in a mood to open fire.
At around 5.25 am, when the train reached Vaitarna station Acharya learnt that Singh had shot ASI Meena and others.
Acharya was shocked to see three passengers lying covered in blood and when bodies were removed at Borivali station, one of them was his senior officer ASI Meena.
He had seen Chetan Singh walking on the tracks with the rifle still in hand.