Drunk jawans held for harassing woman on train
Khagaria government railway police (GRP) on Tuesday arrested three army personnel who sexually harassed a girl on the New Delhi-Sikkim Mahananada express train on Monday night.india Updated: Jul 23, 2014 01:02 IST
Khagaria government railway police (GRP) on Tuesday arrested three army personnel who sexually harassed a girl on the New Delhi-Sikkim Mahananada express train on Monday night.
According to the GRP, the victim — a 25-year-old student from Darjeeling, West Bengal was travelling to New Jalpaiguri from New Delhi on the Mahananda express train when the incident occurred. Three army jawans travelling in the same compartment passed lewd comments at the victim and tried to physically abuse her.
Some passengers tried to intervene but were forced to remain quiet by one of the accused wielding a khukri (traditional weapon).
Police said that the accused Deep Chandra Roy, Pradeep Thapa, and H K Gurung, who hail from Darjeeling, were attached with the Gorkha Regiment and posted in Srinagar. “The train had left for Khagaria by the time the GRP received the information,” said Barauni rail DSP Lal Babu Yadav. “The GRP caught the men in a drunken state,” said Yadav.
“The victim stated that she was travelling alone and the jawans tried to tear her clothes. The accused have been charged under sections 354,323,504 of IPC,” said the DSP, adding that medical reports confirmed the accused were under the influence of liquor.
First Published: Jul 23, 2014 00:59 IST