A man was killed and three others injured while trying to resist armed robbers who looted passengers of the Punjab Mail near Simutala halt in Kiul-Asansol section of East Central Railway early on Saturday.
Nearly 12 bandits boarded the S-4 coach of the Amritsar-bound train from Howrah and looted valuables worth Rs two lakh from the passengers, police said.
They fired a couple of rounds when some passengers tried to resist. While Shiv Prasad Gupta, one of the passengers, was killed on the spot, three others sustained injuries.
The dacoits pulled the chain and decamped under the cover of darkness before Jhajha railway station, said the police.