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Pregnant woman assaulted for resisting rape attempt on train

A pregnant woman was assaulted for resisting a rape attempt inside the general compartment of the Jan Nayak Express on Saturday.

india Updated: May 01, 2016 09:54 IST
HT Correspondent
(Representative image) A pregnant woman was assaulted for resisting a rape attempt inside the general compartment of the Jan Nayak Express.
(Representative image) A pregnant woman was assaulted for resisting a rape attempt inside the general compartment of the Jan Nayak Express.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT File Photo)

A pregnant woman was assaulted for resisting a rape attempt inside the general compartment of the Jan Nayak Express on Saturday.

The incident took place when the Amritsar to Darbhanga-bound train had left the Gonda station and was nearing the Budhwal railway station. Alerted by the victim’s cries for help, her co-passengers rushed to her rescue.

The suspect was caught, thrashed and handed over to the police at the Budhwal railway station. The woman was travelling with her husband, a four-year old daughter and a distant relative to Haryana where she was going to work as a labourer with other family members.

Soon after the train left the Gonda station, the victim went to the washroom. A youth, who was also travelling in the same bogie, followed her. Before she could close the door, the accused also barged inside and tried to rape her.

People in the train rushed to her rescue and started abusing the suspect. Finding himself cornered, the suspect opened the door and tried to flee but he was caught and handed over to the police at Budhwal station.

The suspect was identified as Rajkumar alias Rajan, a resident of Tulsi Tola, Begusarai, Bihar. After noting the victim’s complaint, she was sent to the district hospital in Budhwal for medical examination.