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Incidents of stone-pelting on passing trains have been on the rise across Bengaluru Railway Division and the Railway Protection Force see no solution in sight as of now. Two such incidents were witnessed last week.

According to regular Train travellers, onboard the Yesvantpur - Salem Passenger train (train no. 56242) on November 21st suffered head injuries when sharp stones were pelted at his coach.

A week earlier, 76553 YPR - DPJ was pelted with stones as it was nearing BAIYYAPPANAHALLI, The stones broke the glass of the coach.

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) responsible for protecting railway property and passengers are helpless in the face of such repeated attacks. “The local police consider it a small issue and do not take serious efforts to punish such perpetrators,” a top RPF personnel said.

However, The RPF has conducted awareness drives in slums across the city and repeatedly requested local police to take such boys to task. “The local police view it as something trivial and do not give it any seriousness,” he said.

There were a few instances when the train had to be halted and an ambulance had to be rushed. “Thankfully, nothing too serious has happened so far. But this could turn fatal someday if not controlled,” said a regular commuter.