Man tied to train window for drinking water from stranger’s bottle
In an episode which is bound to send shivers down the spine, a 23-year-old man was allegedly meted out horrific punishment by fellow passengers for consuming water from a bottle of another passenger on board a Mumbai-bound train in Madhya Pradesh recently.bhopal Updated: Mar 30, 2016 00:55 IST
In an episode which is bound to send shivers down the spine, a 23-year-old man was allegedly meted out horrific punishment by fellow passengers for consuming water from a bottle of another passenger on board a Mumbai-bound train in Madhya Pradesh recently.
The incident came to light when video of the incident shot by some vendors at Itarasi railway station went viral on social media on Monday.
A resident of Jabalpur, the man identified as was tortured beyond imagination by three fellow passengers hailing from Patna on board S-2 coach of 2142 Patliputra-Lokmanya Tilak Terminal (Mumbai) superfast express train on March 24-25 intervening night.
Watch | Man tied to train’s window, beaten for drinking water without permission
Sumit, who was on way to Mumbai to take a competitive examination boarded the train from Jabalpur at around 11.30 pm on March 24. He mistakenly consumed water from a bottle belonging to another passenger, which enraged the three fellow passengers.
The three passengers aged between 20 and 25 years who were travelling from Patna to Mumbai to take a competitive exam, caught hold of Sumit and accused him of stealing water from their bottle.
He was subsequently subjected to continued beating by the three men inside the running train for over three hours. Surprisingly, none of the other passengers, commercial staff or even security staff inside the long distance train either intervene in the matter or report it to the railway authorities.
The train crossed through 24 intermediate stations between Jabalpur and Itarasi, but the matter remained unreported.
The episode reached height of brutality when the train reached Itarasi railway station at around 3.30 am. Sumit was pulled out of the train by the three tormentors. They subsequently tied his legs with one of the windows of the S-2 coach and then started beating him with leather belts for around 10 minutes.
The three men from Patna identified as Vicky, Balram and Ravi Kumar kept on whipping Sumit with belts in full public view even when he slumped down from the window through he was tied.
It was only after some vendors present at the platform informed the Itarsi GRP about the incident, did the railway cops responded and took the three accused in custody.
He was subsequently admitted at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukerjee Hospital in Itarsi, but discharged later after primary treatment.
While confirming the matter, additional DG (Railways) of Madhya Pradesh police Anuradha Shankar told Hindustan Times that the three accused were taken into custody at
Itarsi railway station immediately after it was reported to the GRP by some station vendors, who saved Sumit.
“The three accused were booked under Sections 323, 294, 506 and 34 of IPC for voluntarily causing hurt, obscenity, criminal intimidation and crime with common intent.
They were later produced before a local court, which granted them bail,” Shankar added.
“We’re sending the video of the brutal episode for forensic examination and based on the outcome of the analysis more penal sections could be added in the case.
Additional SP (Railways) from Bhopal, Mankamna Prasad has been sent to Itarsi for probing the matter thoroughly,” she added.
She maintained that if probe finds out laxity on the part of the on duty GRP staff at Itarsi, suitable action will be initiated against them.
First Published: Mar 29, 2016 22:22 IST