GRP Official Rapes Woman Passenger on Moving Train Inside Empty Coach Meant for the Disabled
A Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel has been arrested by police for allegedly raping a woman passenger on board the Chandigarh-Lucknow Express.
The incident happened on Tuesday in the disabled compartment of the train when it was on its way from Chandpur to Bijnor.
Police said the victim had wrongly boarded the train from Lucknow for Meerut on Monday night. Since she was travelling without a ticket and was in the sleeper coach, she was shifted to the disabled coach after a visit by the train ticket examiner (TTE).
The accused constable was already present in the nearly empty reserved coach. According to reports he then took the opportunity to rape the woman.
The crime came to light after the train reached Bijnor, when passengers who wanted to get inside the disabled compartment found it locked. After creating a ruckus for a while, they managed to open the door and found the woman unconscious.
The victim, who was shifted to hospital, said she was not well and had gone to Lucknow for treatment. She alleged that there were a few passengers inside the disabled coach and that the constable forced them to leave. The woman claimed that he then threatened to strangle her before committing the heinous crime.
Based on her complaint the accused constable Kamal Shukla has been arrested. He has also been suspended by the GRP.