Udupi: Passengers in train ae always advice not to consume food or juice offered by co-passengers. You can never believe anyone. Some passengers have also been killed due to this. Ina latest incident, an aged couple from Karkala taluk were given substance mixed with intoxicants during their train journey from Thane near Mumbai to Udupi on the night of Saturday by some fraudsters.
Sanjeeva Shetty (61) settled in Thane and his wife, Rathna Shetty (56) had begun their journey by Matsyagandha Express at Thane at around 3.40 pm on Saturday. They had planned to get Rathna treated at Manipal hospital for neurological disorders.
A gang of youngsters got into the compartment in which the couple was travelling, at Kurla station, The youngsters requested the couple to allow them to occupy window seats and the couple happily obliged. The young men offered juice to Rathna and Sanjeeva Shetty, which they consumed and fell asleep almost immediately. The men are believed to have got down at Sawantwadi railway station in Sidhudurg district, Maharashtra after completing their act.
The couple is not yet in a position to speak because of the influence of drugs. A case about this robbery has been filed in Anjani railway station in Maharashtra.