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Statement of woman who lost legs in train mishap recorded

bhopal Updated: Oct 23, 2016 14:50 IST

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
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The Sohagpur police of Hoshangabad district recorded the statements of the 23-year-old woman who lost her legs after being run over by train after allegedly trying to escape molesters at Patna railway station. Th ekin of the victim have however urged the police administration to transfer the case to Sohagpur police from government railway police (GRP) Patna which is currently investigating the case.

Earlier on Friday, the GRP Patna officials termed the tragic incident as accident on the basis of her statement and said that they are ready to re-record the statements of the victim. Th efamily and the victim had earlier alleged that the GRP Patna officials pressured them not to mention the molestation fact while lodging their complaint.

“Two officials from Sohagpur police station came on Saturday and recorded the statements of my sister who narrated the incident as it happened. We urge the government to shift the investigation to Sohagpur in Madhya Pradesh as it would be easier for us to co-operate with the police,” said victim’s brother on condition of his anonymity adding that they would not be able to visit Patna to co-operate with the police as they are poor and have to take care of her sister here in the hospital.

The victim, a resident of Sohagpur in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, lost her legs after hit by train after allegedly trying to escape from three men who were trying to molest her on October 3 near Patna railway station. She had allegedly run away from her home on October 2 and reached Patna by train.

The victim who was admitted at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) after the incident was brought back to Hosghangabad by her family on October 7 and is now undergoing treatment at Hamidia hospital at Bhopal here. The incident came into light on Thursday after her family spoke to media-persons about the incident and alleged that the police in Patna didn’t register the case according to the actual incident, instead, registered that his sister lost her legs due to accidentally coming under a train due to rush in the platform.

Earlier on Friday, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, announced that the all the expenses for the treatment of the victim would be borne by the state government. Making the announcement, he issued a directive to the officers concerned to sanction the mount for the treatment.