A 32-year-old woman was allegedly robbed by a group of three men, one of whom allegedly attempted to rape her in a moving train in Delhi on Saturday afternoon.
Police said the woman was travelling from Bihar to Shahdara in the Jan Nayak Express that goes from Darbhanga to Amritsar. It was diverted to this route due to a fault in a railway line.
Two policemen patrolling the area near the railway bridge in Shahdara heard the woman scream and got onto the train that was moving slowly. One of them, Shahbaz, was arrested from the spot and the woman was taken to the hospital for examination, additional DCP (New Delhi) Kumar Gyanesh said.
According to the police, she was travelling with three other women who got down before her and she was alone. When the train reached the bridge, it slowed down and three men allegedly came inside.
“The woman said the men started going back and forth and then one of them snatched her purse. When she tried to resist, she was pushed. She said while two of them took the bag and jumped from the train, Shahbaz stayed back,” a senior police officer said.
She said Shahbaz started shutting the windows of the empty compartment and locked one of the gates. “She said Shahbaz forced himself on her and touched her inappropriately. The woman fought back and continued to shout for help,” a senior police officer said.
Shahbaz was earlier arrested for theft and assault. The police are looking for his associates. “The two policemen will be rewarded. We have roped in an NGO to counsel the woman,” a police officer said.