A 32-year- old woman was allegedly raped in a moving train and pushed out of it in Mau district of Uttar Pradesh. The woman lost her right leg in the incident.
Though the rape was yet to be confirmed, a Government Railway Police (GRP) official said the woman fell from the running train and lost her right leg in the mishap.
“We are looking into the matter and the guilty will not be spared,” GRP official Sudhir Singh said on Sunday.
The villagers found the woman screaming in pain near Kajha Khurd village, Sarailakhasi area in Mau district on Sunday morning. She was lying without clothes, indicating that she might have been raped before being tossed out of the compartment, they said.
The incident took place when she was travelling to Shahganj, Jaunpur from Audihar, Ghazipur in Tamsa passenger train during late on Saturday night, police said.
According to police, the woman was on her way to her husband’s house in Shahganj at Jaunpur. She boarded the train at Audihar, Ghazipur and was travelling alone. On the way, two youths boarded the train at around 9pm on Saturday and reportedly gangraped the woman before throwing her off the 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.
In-charge superintendent of Police Sunil Kumar Singh said, “A probe is being carried out in the matter. Doctor has carried out medical examination of the woman. Teams have been deployed to trace those committed the offence. Those behind the incident would be exposed and arrested soon.”
Earlier this month, a college girl received serious head injuries after being pushed out of a moving train by a man attempting to snatch her purse in Bareilly.
The incident occurred near Abhaypura railway station on the Lucknow-Lalkuan section when the girl was going to college with her sister.
Another 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.
Statewise, the highest number of crimes in railways has been registered in Maharashtra followed by Uttar Pradesh.
Prevention of crime, registration of cases and maintenance of law and order over station premises and trains is the statutory responsibility of states, which is being discharged by them through Government Railway Police (GRP).
On an average, 2,000 trains are escorted by RPF personnel daily.
With inputs from PTI