A youth was killed and another critically injured as a gang of muggers pushed them off a speeding train’s roof in Panchbibi upazila of Joypurhat early yesterday.
Munir Mia, 21, son of Momotaj Mia from Paschim Karia village in the upazila, died on the spot.
Mostafizur Rahman, 23, son of Jewel Islam of Charka village under Birampur upazila in Dinajpur, was treated at Joypurhat Modern Hospital.
Mostafizur, a garment worker, said he had an acquaintance with Munir because of similar job in Dhaka. They were going to the capital.
A gang of four muggers started beating them after they had boarded the train at Birampur station, Akbar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Santahar Government Railway Station, quoted witnesses as saying.
They snatched their belongings while the train was passing through Hili platform, he said.
Later, the muggers pushed them off when they reached Dargatola village in the upazila.