Woman raped, thrown out of running train in Maharashtra

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Mumbai: In a horrifying incident reported from Maharashtra, a 23-year-old woman was allegedly raped, hit with a heavy object on the head and pushed out of a moving train. She was found severely wounded on the railway tracks on Vashi creek bridge in Navi Mumbai Tuesday morning.

Around 6:30 am Tuesday, the manager of the Vashi railway station informed the railway police that a woman was lying on tracks on the Vashi creek bridge, around 2.5 km away from the railway station. Following this, GRP constable Bhausaheb Shinde went rushing to the spot and found the woman lying there with severe head injuries and bruises on her body.

“Shinde went to the spot and brought the woman to Vashi GRP station. As she was severely wounded and was bleeding from the head, she was given first aid and taken to NMMC hospital in Vashi. The medical officer examined her and shifted her to JJ Hospital. She barely managed to tell us her name and that she was from Titwala,” a report by The Times of India quoted GRP senior inspector (Vashi) Vishnu Kesarkar as saying.

Official trace woman’s family

Following this, the police traced her family in Titwala and found that she used to work as a domestic help in Mumbai’s Powai neighbourhood. She used to visit her family on weekends. After leaving from home for Powai on Sunday evening, she had not contacted her family members.

Woman on oxygen support

An offence under sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 376 (rape) has been registered. Investigators have examined CCTV footage of all station from Thane and Panvel till Vashi, but they didn’t spot the woman boarding any train. She has been placed on oxygen support and her medical examination report is awaited. Her statement will be recorded after she regains consciousness.

Another incident

In another incident, a 20-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her 21-year-old brother-in-law at a village in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh.

According to the affected woman, her husband’s brother sexual assaulted her when she was alone in the house two days ago, police said on Thursday.

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