Mathrubhumi case: Victim’s kin, railways in blame game
The railways and family members of victim Dipak Sharma were indulging in blame game as it is still not clear whether Sharma was pushed out of the moving ladies special Mathrubhumi local train by an RPF constable Rajnigandha Naskar on Tuesday night.
After the incident, the railways have intensified the security measures in Bandel-Howrah Mathrubhumi ladies special. According to information, six RPF personnel have been appointed in every coach to avoid any untoward incident. The railway police will also keep a watch when the train will depart from both Uttarpara and Hind Motor stations.
Meanwhile, the woman constable, who was badly beaten up by commuters for allegedly pushing out Dipak from the train, was shifted to BR Singh Railway Hospital after her health condition deteriorated.
On the other hand, Dipak’s relative Bhavani Sankar Sharma lodged a complaint at Belur GRP, where he said Dipak died after he was pushed off from the running train. According to a source from railway police, Bhavani Sankar had not mentioned any name while filing his complaint.
Sources said Eastern Railway general manager RK Gupta visited BR Singh Railway Hospital and inquired about the health condition of woman constable. While talking to media after coming out from the hospital, Gupta said, “RPF personnel are there to take care of passengers. Why will they do such thing?”
Terming the incident “unfortunate”, Gupta said an inquiry was on to ascertain whether the complaint against the RPF constable was true. “If she is found guilty, stringent action will be taken as per law,” he said.