The security of women passengers in the suburban railways is under scanner yet again as a woman was pushed off from a running train at Haroa station in the Sealdah-Hasnabad section on late Monday night.
The victim, a resident of Mathurapur in South 24-Parganas works as a domestic help at Ballygunge. The victim was rescued by the local people from near the railway track between Basila and Haroa railway station on Tuesday morning and was taken to the hospital with severe injuries.
The incident happened in the Sealdah bound Hasnabad local late on Monday. The victim told the police that the accused youth was travelling in the same compartment and tried to molest her. When she protested against the incident, the accused had pushed her off the running train. She also told the police that she had gone to a relative's house and was returning to Sealdah by a train. There were few passengers in the train compartment when the incident occurred. The accused advanced towards her with an indecent proposal which she readily denied. This infuriated the accused so much that he pushed her out of the running train. The victim also told the police that the accused was accompanied by another youth and both of them were drunk. She is currently undergoing treatment at Barasat District Hospital after she was shifted there from Haroa hospital.
Police have started an investigation on the basis of the complaint. The local villagers spotted the woman at around 6 am on Tuesday when she was lying on the field just adjacent to the railway track. They took her to the Haroa hospital for treatment. Haroa police and Barasat GRP started a probe into the incident. The mobile phone of the victim woman has been missing since the incident. The investigating officers have found some irregularities in the statement of the woman and hence, Police are verifying the statements. Police are looking into all possible angles of the incident. Police are conducting a raid to nab the culprit who has been at large since the accident took place.Railways have ordered a probe into the incident.
Ravi Mahapatra, CPRO, Eastern Railway said, "A probe has been ordered to find out what happened with the victim woman."