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Fencing champion Hoshiyar Singh dies after being allegedly pushed off train in UP

Mathura: In a shocking incident, national fencing player Hoshiyar Singh died after he was allegedly pushed off a moving train by Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel in Uttar Pradesh.

 Fencing champion Hoshiyar Singh dies after being allegedly pushed off train in UP

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The incident is reported to have happened when Hoshiyar was returning to Mathura with his mother, wife and seven-year old child, according to a report on IBN Live. He was in the coach reserved for women's, where his mother and wife were present, as his wife, Jyoti Singh, had called him saying she was feeling unwell.

Police officials asked him either to get down or pay the fine. An argument ensued, and the family alleged that he was pushed off the moving train. He died on the spot, said reports.

"He had come to see me in the women's coach when the police officials came. I pleaded with them to let me talk to my husband but they didn't let him. They pushed him off the train and he was crushed to death. I want strict action against the culprit," the national level player's wife Jyoti Singh said.

"The GRP personnel asked my son to leave the coach or pay Rs. 200... By that time the train started moving," Singh's father told news agency ANI.

In a report published on Hindustan Times, Superintendent of police (railways) GN Khanna denied the allegations.

“Our investigation tells a different story. Singh, who was traveling with wife Jyoti, their child and his mother, got down at the station to refill his water bottle when the train started pulling out around 7.30pm. He ran but couldn’t catch the door handle and slipped through the gap between the platform and the tracks. He was physically challenged in one hand,” he was reported as saying by Hindustan Times.

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Updated Date: Jul 26, 2015 08:42:54 IST