BEGUSARAI, India — Thieves in the state of Bihar stole an entire diesel locomotive, piece by piece, by digging a tunnel into a rail yard and removing parts from the unit awaiting repairs, police said last week.
The Hindu newspaper reports three people were arrested and 13 sacks of locomotive parts were recovered at a scrapyard, according to P.S. Dubey, inspector of the Railway Protection Force in the city of Muzaffarpur.
Police were seeking the owner of the scrapyard. Items recovered included engine parts, wheels of vintage locomotives, and other heavy iron railway parts.
Police said the gang had also been involved in unbolting and stealing parts from steel bridges.