R'than on Wheels manager found dead in train

R'than on Wheels manager found dead in train

Died on duty, was to retire two days later

A 60-year-old manager of the luxury train — Royal Rajasthan on Wheels — was found dead in mysterious circumstances inside the train on Sunday morning.

The man has been identified as Om Prakash Agarwal. Additional deputy commissioner of police (railways), Sanjay Bhatia, said, “A train attendant Pradeep Sharma went inside the train to give him tea in his cabin at 7 am today (Sunday). He knocked on the door, but Prakash did not open it.”

“After a while, he informed some railway officials, who broke open the door and found Agarwal’s body lying on the bed. They then informed us.”

Police suspected that Agarwal died of natural death, however, his  body was sent for post-mortem at Sabzi Mandi mortuary. After autopsy, the body was handed over to family members.

Police said that during investigation, the train left from Agra on Saturday night. After having dinner at around 10.30 pm, Agarwal went inside his cabin to sleep and had locked the doors.

The train reached Safdarjung Railway Station 11.30 on Saturday night. Before going to his cabin, he told the attendant Pradeep Sharma to wake him in morning during tea time.
When Sharma went to give tea in the morning, there was no response from inside so he informed his seniors who then informed Railway Protection Force staff.   

The RPF officials broke open the door and then called the doctors who declared him dead.
“There are no visible injuries on his body and so there is less chances of any foul play.
But, the actual cause of his death will be ascertained after his post-mortem report,” said the officer.

According to Sanjay Bhatia, Agarwal was to retire from the job after two days.

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