Woman alleges raped during train loot

In yet another gangrape case, a woman was raped by a gang armed with guns and choppers looted a passenger train in the Ahmedpur-Katwa narrow gauge section of Eastern Railway on Saturday evening and raped a woman who tried to put up a resistance.

It was said in reports that the woman, a widow, told the police officials that she was dragged out of his compartment and was raped by 5 men by the railway tracks.

In the meantime, the Katwa SDPO and inspector-incharge of Ketugram has taken the woman for further investigation as well as medical tests when last told to media by the police department. However, no FIR has been registered yet by the police.

On the other hand, it is said that the incident took place around 7.15 pm between the Pachandi and Ambalgram stations.

While talking to media, Dilip Mitra, DG, railways said, “We haven’t received any formal complaint about the rape as yet but the guard and driver of the train lodged a complaint of robbery.”

Further, Mr. Mitra said, “There are also allegations that a woman was taken away by the criminals. It seems no molestation or rape took place on the train. But if any molestation or rape occurred elsewhere, I have directed the Government Railway Police to take cognizance.”

Reports have said that train was near Katwa when the incident took place.

A person by force approached the guard and asked him to apply brakes, saying a passenger had fallen on the tracks. The guard immediately informed the driver of the train and stopped the train.

When he got off, the gang of armed men entered in the train, pointed a gun to his head and snatched his walkie-talkie, mobile phone and other valuables.

While talking to media, a passenger said, “When they were leaving, a woman started screaming. The miscreants dragged her away.”

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