Gau rakshak hits the crazy pilot after the train crashes into the cow near Mehsana

AHMEDABAD: The madman-pilot who operates the superfast train Gwalior-Ahmedabad was assaulted and mistreated in three different places on a Saturday, between the junctions of Sidhpur and Mehsana, apparently because the train had flown over a cow.

According to the complaint filed with Mehsana GRP (Government Railway Police), a cow suddenly jumped on the runway around 11.17 am on Saturday, near the Sidhpur crossing in Patan district. Even though the stationmaster showed the red signal, the train run by crazy pilot G A Jhala crashed into him.

Jhala got off the train and contacted the railroad staff at a nearby station to have the carcass removed from the engine. Meanwhile, a man in his 30s, a passenger on the train, suddenly appeared and began to abuse Jhala for killing the cow. The man asked Jhala if he was blind because he did not see the cow on the tracks and started to abuse him. Identifying himself as a gau rakshak, the man assaulted Jhala severely. In a short time, about 150 gau rakshaks nearby gathered at the place and began to intimidate Jhala, the complaint states.

After this, Jhala contacted the railway police again using his walkie-talkie and informed them about the incident. The gau rakshaks wanted the corpse of the cow to be respectfully removed. There were more than 1,500 passengers on the train, which had stopped just before the Saraswati River bridge and it was not appropriate to stop at the bridge, as it would not have been safe for passengers, said a railway official.

The same man assaulted Jhala again at the crossings of Kamli and Unjha, when the train stopped for the corpse to be completely removed. In Mehsana, when Jhala got off the train to ask the police for help, the man attacked him again. This time, a police officer intervened and the defendant was taken into the custody of Mehsana GRP.

Mehsana GRP Inspector Vinod Jaiswal told TOI: When railroad employees were cutting the carcass of the cow that was stuck in the engine, the man identified as Bipinsingh Rajput (28), a resident of Odhav, asked them why they were cutting the cow. When the railway staff told him that they were only removing the dead animal, he became belligerent and began to ask them how they could kill a cow. Then he assaulted the.

Jaiswal said that Rajput has been arrested and booked under Sections 332 of the IPC (causing harm to public employees), 323 (punishment for causing harm), 504 (intentional insult with the intention of causing breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation).