Bhopal: A woman in her late 20s was seriously injured on Wednesday after she was allegedly thrown out of a moving train near Karonda railway station, some 20 kilometres from Bina in Sagar district.
As per reports, the 29-year-old woman, identified as Rati Tripathi, was thrown off the train by two robbers whom she was chasing after being robbed of her belongings.
A newspaper quoted Additional Director General of Police (Government Railway Police) MS Gupta
as saying that they were also probing the angle of the woman being molested.
The woman was admitted to a hospital in Bhopal in an unconscious state and is undergoing treatment for serious head and facial injuries.
The report said the woman hailed from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh and was working with a private company in Delhi.
She was travelling alone in the sleeper class of Malwa Express from New Delhi to Ujjain.
The matter came to light when Rati's mother Mithya Tripathi and brother Adhyatmik did not find her in the Malwa Express' S-7 coach, which she reportedly boarded from Delhi, at Ujjain yesterday where the three were supposed to meet to visit the Mahakaleshwar temple there.
Rati's mother and brother, who had already reached Ujjain from Kanpur, enquired from the train passengers who told them that two persons allegedly threw her out of the moving train following a dispute over sitting on her berth between Lalitpur and Karouda stations near Bina in MP.
The woman's mother and brother then rushed to Bina railway station where police told them that a woman was found on the tracks and referred to Bhopal following which they reached the state capital and found her at a private hospital in an unconscious state.
As per reports, the woman's mobile, hand bag, a gold chain and two earrings were stolen.
State Home Minister Babulal Gaur today visited the hospital here to meet the woman's family members. Gaur said that investigation is underway in the case and assured that culprits will be caught and punished.
A reward of Rs 10,000 has also been announced for any concrete information about the culprits, Director General of Police (DG) Railways, Maithli Sharan Gupt said.
Police have also issued a sketch of one of the suspects based on information provided by fellow passengers.
(With PTI inputs)