Nine youths, travelling atop a train while returning from Bareilly after submitting documents for jobs in ITBP, were killed when they were hit by an overbridge, in Shahjahanpur district on Tuesday, police said.
Several other ITBP aspirants travelling on roof of the Himgiri Express were also injured, UP Special Director General of Police Brij Lal said.
The nine youths were killed when they fell from the moving train near Roja station, a short distance away from the main Shahjahanpur railway station, he said.
Earlier, the SDGP said the accident occurred when the youths came in contact with a live overhead electrical wire.
“Identity of the youths killed in the accident is yet to be ascertained,” Lal said.
Agitated over the death of six youths, the ITBP aspirants went on a rampage and torched two coaches of an Express train.
Over 1.5 lakh youths, vying for ITBP jobs, reached
Bareilly Tuesday morning to submit forms for recruitment in the force.
Earlier in the day, thousands of ITBP aspirants went on a rampage in Bareilly torching a number of vehicles after they failed to submit their forms due to alleged mismanagement of the authorities.
The aspirants, who had had gathered at the camp to submit their recruitment forms and obtain a token for physical test, failed to get their documents deposited.
Furious over this, they set ablaze seven buses, five of them belonging to the state roadways, some two-wheelers and a petrol pump, officials said.
The agitating youths also pelted stones on AIR and Doordarshan offices.
A day before, the aspirants had clashed with farmers over plucking of sugarcane from their fields.