Local people gather at the scene of the accident along train tracks in Amritsar. (Photo:PTI)
Scores of people Saturday staged a sit-in on the railway tracks where 61 people were mowed down by a train during a Dussehra event.
The protesters raised slogans against the state government and demanded action against the train driver.
One of the protesters alleged the train passed the area at a high speed and that the driver did not slow down the train despite the presence of a large crowd.
At least 61 people were killed and 72 injured Friday evening after a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching burning of Ravana effigy was run over by a train near here, officials said.
The train was coming from Jalandhar when the accident occurred at Joda Phatak near Amritsar, where at least 300 people were watching 'Ravana dahan' at a ground adjacent to the tracks.
Thousands of people have gathered at the accident site since morning. Police have made elaborate arrangements to manage the crowd.