Monday, September 19th, 2016

UP: ‘Raped’ woman loses leg after being pushed out of running train

Mini Banerjee | September 19, 2016 9:32 am Print
She alleged that she was going home by a passenger train last night when two men outraged her modesty and threw her out of the moving train
Woman rape

A 35-year- old woman was allegedly raped in a moving train and then pushed out of it, resulting in the loss of her right leg in Mau district on Sunday night. This issue has once again highlighted the state of law and order in Uttar Pradesh.

GRP official Sudhir Singh said a woman lost her right leg after she fell from a running train. “Rape has not been confirmed though the police are looking at all the angles,” he said.

The woman, who was lying without clothes, was screaming when villagers noticed her. She alleged that she was going home in the Shahganj area in adjoining Jaunpur district by Tamsa passenger train last night when two men outraged her modesty and threw her out of the moving train.

The villagers brought her to Khurhat railway station for treatment at the district hospital but since her condition was serious, she was referred to Varanasi.

Photographs of the woman went viral on news channels and social media.

This is the second incident in one month. Earlier a college girl received serious head injuries after being pushed out of a moving train when a man attempted to snatch her purse in Bareilly. In another incident, a woman passenger was robbed and thrown off a Lucknow-bound Express train by unidentified persons near Chitbaragaon railway station on Chappra-Varanasi section in Ballia district last month.

As per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, there has been a 52 per cent rise in registered crimes on railways – from 25,737 in 2011 to 39,239 in 2015. State-wise, the highest number of crimes in railways has been registered in Maharashtra followed by Uttar Pradesh.

(With agencies)

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