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Woman ‘gang-raped’ on board Mumbai-bound Pushpak Express train

The Fact News Service
Mumbai, October 9

A 20-year-old woman was allegedly raped by some robbers on board the Lucknow-Mumbai Pushpak Express train between Igatpuri and Kasara railway stations in Maharashtra on the Central Railway route, a police official said on Saturday.

The incident occurred on Friday night and the Mumbai Government Railway Police (GRP) has arrested four people in this connection, he said.

Quaiser Khalid, Mumbai GRP’s Police Commissioner, said the alleged crime was committed when the express train was traversing the ghat section.

Giving information about the incident and the action taken by the police, Khalid said in a tweet, “The accused boarded Lucknow-Mumbai Pushpak Express at Igatpuri (Aurangabad Railway district) in sleeper bogie D-2 and started committing the crime through the Ghat area during the night.”

When the train reached Kasara, passengers called out for help. The officer and staff at GRP Mumbai immediately responded, he said, adding that four accused had been apprehended so far.

“The victim is twenty years old and she has been taken for medical examination by our lady officer. We are collecting all evidence. The accused are being questioned by our team. We are checking their previous records,” he said in another tweet.

Deputy Commissioner of Police and a team of the crime branch are investigating the offence, he said, adding that the accused had stolen property worth Rs 96,390, mostly mobile phones, from the train passengers.

Police had so far recovered property worth Rs 34,200 from them, he said.

The Mumbai GRP has registered an offence against the accused under various sections of the IPC and the Railways Act at Kalyan railway police station, Khalid added.

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