A 19-year-old woman, who claims she was raped by two labourers in an outstation train at Bandra Terminus on April 3, wanted to withdraw her complaint. However, the Government Railway Police (GRP) did not allow it.
The police said the woman, who was travelling to Delhi, was allegedly gang raped in an empty compartment of Lokshakti Express on April 3.
The Bandra GRP arrested Bandra residents Mohammed Shabbir Hussain (30) and Imran Khan (19) after the victim filed a first information report.
Later she told the police that she did not want to file the complaint. “She requested that the two men be let off but it was too late. She should have thought about it before approaching the police,” said a police officer, requesting anonymity.
“We have booked the two men on charges of gang rape and they have been remanded to police custody until March 17,” said GRP Commissioner Tukaram Chavan.
Investigations have not been supporting the victim’s statement. The victim had told the police that she hails from Delhi and had come to Mumbai with a friend to visit Haji Ali. While her friend proceeded to Haji Malang at Kalyan, she decided to return to Delhi.
“We took help of six police stations in Delhi but could not trace her home there,” said Senior Police Inspector Ashok Survegandh. “She told that she worked with a garments company in Delhi, but we found that she was a hawker at the Dadar foot overbridge,” said an officer. “We have been asking the woman to give us her friend’s name or contact number, but she claims she does not remember them.”