Fearing molestation, Nepali woman jumps out of moving train

  • Sagar Suraj, Hindustan Times, Motihari
  • Updated: Mar 20, 2015 18:38 IST

A 25 year old Nepali women on Friday jumped out from a running train at Bettiah Railway station in West Champaran district after three co-passengers tried to molest her as soon as the train left Sugauli junction in East Champaran.

Both ankles of the woman, who is from Birgunj in Nepal, were dislocated in the incident. The incident occurred in the Raxau to Delhi bound Satyagrah Express.

The government railway police (GRP) at Bettiah railway station managed to locate her and provide first aid. She was escorted to Birgunj for further treatment.

SHO Bettiah GRP, SK Sah said that the woman had boarded the general coach of the Satyagrah Express at Raxaul, a town on the borders with Nepal, to visit relatives in New Delhi. Three men allegedly boarded the same compartment at Sugauli, 45 kms into the journey, where the train made an unscheduled stop. Finding her alone, they alleged started pawing her.

"She jumped out of the train before it could reach the station at Bettiah due to fear," the SHO said.

The three accused fled the place before people could understand what had happened, Sah said.

He said,"The woman was so much in fear that she refused to file a complaint and expressed her reluctance to undertake the onward journey".

The GRP escorted her back to her home, he added.

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