Thrissur, April 3: A migrant worker from Odisha accused of killing a Travelling Ticket Examiner by allegedly pushing him out of a moving train here has been arrested, police said on Wednesday. The accused, Rajanikanta, a native of Ganjam in Odisha, was taken into custody from the nearby Palakkad district soon after the incident last evening and his arrest was recorded today, they said. He was travelling without a ticket on the train, police said.

The incident occurred on a Patna-bound train that originated from Ernakulam. The victim K Vinod (48), a TTE from Ernakulam, died after he was allegedly pushed out from the moving train. It is suspected that another train traveling in the opposite direction ran over his body after he was allegedly pushed out by the accused near Velappaya area under the Thrissur Medical College police station limits. Kerala: TTE Killed After Being Pushed by Passenger on Patna Superfast Train, Probe On.

According to the FIR registered today morning, the accused deliberately pushed the on-duty TTE with the intention of killing him. As Rajanikanta was found traveling without a ticket, the TTE asked him to pay a penalty, which enraged him. "The TTE was standing near the door, and the accused, with an intention of killing him, pushed him out from behind with his hands," the FIR further said. Kerala: TTE Pushed to Death From Moving Train by Passenger in Thrissur; Migrant Labourer Arrested.

The Thrissur Railway police registered the case based on the complaint of a fellow passenger. The accused has been booked under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. The victim's body has been shifted to the government medical college hospital for postmortem.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today said Vinod's tragic death while he was on official duty was "very painful". In a condolence message, the CM said he was sharing the grief of Vinod 's family members and friends and assured that steps would be taken to provide deserved punishment to the accused.