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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Bihar girl ‘gang-raped’ on running train

Ajay Kumar, Hindustan Times  Muzaffarpur, July 25, 2013
First Published: 10:18 IST(25/7/2013) | Last Updated: 10:32 IST(25/7/2013)

A Saharsa girl was allegedly gang-raped on a running train late on Tuesday night between Bagaha and Narkatiaganj railway stations falling under the East Central Railway (ECR).|

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The victim, who was on her way to Saharsa from Gorakhpur after boarding the Gorakhpur-Muzaffarpur passenger train, has been admitted to the railway hospital in Muzaffarpur for treatment.

The shocking incident came to light when the victim lodged a complaint with Muzaffarpur GRP after reaching here on Wednesday morning.

The police swung into action immediately and arrested two persons in this connection after raiding a number of places. Those arrested were identified as Mukesh Verma and Sandip Verma, said to be residents of Samastipur district.

When contacted, the GRP station house officer first feigned ignorance about the incident, saying no one had officially lodged any complaint in this regard. But he later admitted that there was only a “verbal complaint”.

However, Vinod Kumar, superintendent of police of railway (SRP) confirmed the arrest of two youths. But, he denied there was any gang-rape and said it was an “eve teasing matter.”

“It is a matter of ‘eve teasing’ and not gang-rape. Our men have responded quickly and arrested two youths of Samastipur. But, I cannot say more at this time as it may hamper the investigation,” he said.

Kumar said the arrested duo had revealed some names of several other persons involved in the incident. “We have got the medical test conducted - of the victim and the accused,” he said.

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