A passenger was killed as snatchers threw him from the roof of a train in Basutia area of Gafargaon upazila yesterday morning.
The victim was mason Mukul Mia, 30, son of Rezaur Mia of Gaibanda.
Quoting the victim's co-worker Omar Faruq, police said Mukul along with some co-workers got on the roof of a Jamalpur-bound train from Gazipur.
When the train left for Moshakhali Railway Station in Gafargaon, a gang attempted to snatch away valuables from Mukul and the latter locked in an altercation with them.
At one stage, the snatchers took away Tk 16000 from Mukul and threw him from the train roof at Basutia.
Critically injured Mukul later died at the upazila health complex, said police.