Gangraped in Kalyan, unconscious victim put on train to Bhopal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: May 13, 2015 13:14 IST

A 20-year-old woman, who was found unconscious in a train on way to Bhopal, has said that she was gangraped by four persons outside the Kalyan railway station in Maharashtra.

The woman was found unconscious in the Pathankot Express, and the ticket checker had informed the police near Itarsi.

Subsequently, she was brought down at Bhopal railway station, and was hospitalized. After she gained consciousness, she told the Government Railway Police (GRP) officials that she was raped outside Kalyan railway station and was later abandoned by them in the train.

Police said that the woman hails from Bangladesh, and had fallen into the hands of a gang involved in trafficking of women. Almost five years ago, she was brought to India, and sold in Mumbai, where she was forced into flesh-trade.

"In her statement, she said that she suffered from health issues, particularly, excruciating ache in the head and that a person (client) who often came to her, took her on the pretext of getting her treated. However, he took her to Kalyan, where she was gang raped at a desolate spot and later left in a train", said a police official at the GRP police station in Bhopal.

The victim was admitted to hospital in Bhopal. With the help of a social worker who knows Bengali, the police recorded her statement in multiple sittings. The police said that the woman barely 19-20 year old but is extremely wea to Bhk.

The incident had occurred on May 11, and after reaching Bhopal, she was admitted to Bhopal. When she gained consciousness on Tuesday, the police began recording her statement.

Town Inspector, DK Joshi, who heads the GRP police station said, "She has said that four persons raped her. We have registered a case against the unidentified persons and the case is being transferred to Maharashtra police.

Joshi said that the woman doesn't know the accused's names but can identify them. He also said that the woman has revealed name of the women who runs the prostitution racket and others involved in the trafficking racket, but the names won't be revealed as the accused can flee.

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