PATNA: After tower, bridge and road, thieves in India’s Bihar state were caught on camera stealing oil from a moving goods train in Patna.
Nothing is safe from thieves in Bihar including trains, towers, highways and bridges as some men were found stealing oil from a moving goods train towards Bihta.
Eyewitness footage showed locals running alongside train capsule tankers to fill up their buckets with oil on a railway bridge.
The goods train was reportedly on its course to a Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) oil depot when the thieves swooped in to steal the oil before it reached its destination.
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The incident closely follows a series of improbable public property thefts, with the most recent being the mysterious disappearance of a 2-km-long stretch of a road in the Banka district. Residents of Kharouni village woke up one day to find out that the only road connecting them to a nearby village had gone without a trace.
Previously, in Begusarai, a group of prolific thieves stole a train engine “piece by piece” after digging their way to the railway yard in which the diesel locomotive was parked.
Back in April, police arrested eight people — including an engineer from the irrigation department — for stealing a 45-year-old iron bridge in Amiyavar village.