Thousands pay respects to Sowmya

The 23-year-old woman, who succumbed to her injuries after she was pushed out of a moving train and allegedly raped, was cremated at the Ivor Madom at Pambady, on the banks of Bhrathapuzha this afternoon.

Last Updated: Feb 07, 2011, 15:47 PM IST

Thrissur: The 23-year-old woman, who succumbed
to her injuries after she was pushed out of a moving train and
allegedly raped, was cremated at the Ivor Madom at Pambady, on
the banks of Bhrathapuzha this afternoon.

A large number of people poured into her home town to pay
her respects when her body was brought after post mortem from
the Thrissur medical college Monday.

Sowmya`s friends and co workers of a Kochi company also
tearfully paid respects to their colleague.

Soumya, hailing from Manjakkad near Shornur, was attacked
when she was travelling in the ladies compartment of a local
train from Ernakulam to Shornur. She was pushed out of the
train at Vallatholnagar railway station on the night of
February one by the accused Govindaswamy, hailing from Tamil
Nadu, and cruelly raped on the rail tracks, police said.

She fought for her life for five days and succumbed to
her injuries at the Thrissur medical college yesterday.

The accused was arrested on the same night itself.
He has been charged under sect 307 (attempt to murder) and 376
(Rape) and 302 (murder).

Sowmya, hailing from a very poor family, was the only
earning member in the family and was going home in connection
with a marriage proposal

PTI