Kolkata: Men harass mother-daughter on train; force them to jump-off
A 40-year-old woman and her 15-year-old daughter were forced to jump off a running train late on Saturday night to prevent the minor from getting gang-raped. They were traveling from Kolkata to Delhi in an unreserved coach of the Howrah-Jodhpur Express. They were on their way to meet the girl's father who works in a private firm in Delhi. Read on to know more.
RPF constables fail to provide assistance
According to a Hindustan Times report, a group of about 10-15 men started teasing the minor soon after the train left Howrah. They also tried to grope her, compelling the mother to report the matter to the Railway Protection Force (RPF) constables. The mother claims that the cops nabbed three miscreants but they returned within 30 minutes, this time more aggressive.
Men threatened they'd drug the girl and sell her
Throughout the journey, the men kept threatening the woman that they'd drug her daughter and sell her off. Around 10pm when the girl was going to the toilet, they finally pounced on her. On hearing her daughter scream, the woman tried to fight the group but without much success. Desperate, the two jumped off the train between Chandari and Kanpur railway stations.
FIR to be filed after arrival of girl's father
After jumping off the train, the two fainted and reportedly remained unconscious for about two hours. Once conscious, they walked to the Chandari railway station where they were rushed to the Lala Lajpat Rai hospital. The father of the girl has been informed and is expected to reach Kanpur soon. The woman has said that she would file a complaint only after his arrival.
North Central Railways refuses to take responsibility
Meanwhile, the woman has alleged that she complained twice to the RPF constables of the constant harassment but instead of helping her, they took bribes and let the offenders go. However, the North Central Railways (which runs the Howrah-Jodhpur Express) has refused to take responsibility for the incident, saying it happened near Howrah, which is in not under its jurisdiction.