Indian police seek youths who beheaded man on train

Indian police were searching for a gang of knife-wielding youths who beheaded a man on a train in eastern India in front of horrified passengers.

Khokon Ghosh, a 37-year-old sweet seller, was set upon  yesterday afternoon near Bazarshau station, about 190 kilometres (120 miles) north of the city of Kolkata in West Bengal.

“The assailants escaped after the driver stopped the train midway hearing passengers scream,” district police superintendent Humayun Kabir told AFP.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed that Ghosh was murdered over some local issues in his village,” he said.