Nothing is safe from theft in Bihar, including trains, towers, and even highways and bridges. Now, criminals attacked an oil tanker train traveling through Bihta, a subdistrict of Patna, in what appears to be an effort to end a year of absurdly strange thefts on a high.
Details about Bihar Thieves after Stealing Tower, Road and Bridge, Steal Oil From a Moving Train:
On a railroad crossing, villagers are seen in eyewitness video rushing alongside tanker cars to fill their buckets with oil.
According to reports, the robbers swooped in to steal the oil before the cargo train arrived at its destination, which was supposed to be a Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) oil storage.
The occurrence occurs shortly after a string of unlikely thefts of public property, the most recent of which involved the enigmatic disappearance of a 2 km stretch of road in the Banka district. The lone route that connected Kharouni village to an adjacent community had vanished without a trace when its residents awoke one day.
Instead, all that was left was a farm of freshly sown wheat.
Previously, in Begusarai, a gang of serial robbers dug their way into the railway yard where the diesel locomotive was stationed and took it “piece by piece.”
Police detained eight persons, including an irrigation department engineer, in April for stealing a 45-year-old iron bridge from Amiyavar village.