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French citizen dies after train assault in India

May 3, 2012, 10:33 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) – Police say a French citizen has died a week after being beaten unconscious on a train in northern India, allegedly by a conductor.

Police Inspector-General V. Kamraj says Frank Wilfred was found last week bleeding with head injuries at a train station in Haryana state where he had been dumped from a train.

He says Wilfred died Thursday without regaining consciousness.

Police have arrested a train conductor, Manoj Kumar, on suspicion of assaulting Wilfred and charged him with attempted murder. Wilfred’s passport was recovered from Kumar.

Kumar denied involvement and told police other passengers attacked Wilfred after he teased a woman on board the train.

Wilfred boarded the train in New Delhi, but police did not know his destination.

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French citizen dies after train assault in India