Train passenger rape case: Chargesheet filed against accused

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 18:31

Thesauri (Kerala): Police has framed charges of
murder and rape against a man from Tamil Nadu, held in
connection with the death of 21-year-woman here, who was
allegedly pushed out of a moving train and raped in February.
The chargesheet was filed by Deputy Superintendent of
Police K Radhakrishnan before Vadakancherry Judicial First
Class magistrate.

Police said charges had been framed under sections-- 302
(murder), 376 (rape) and 397 (robbery with attempt to
cause death) of IPC against the accused, Govindachamy.

He had allegedly pushed the 23-year-old woman, employed in
a private firm in Kochi, from the Ernakulam-Shornur Passenger
train just as it left Vallathol Nagar railway station on
February 1.
She was the lone passenger in the women`s compartment and
the accused had got into the compartment at Vallathol Nagar.
After she thwarted his attempt to rob her purse, he allegedly
pushed her out of the train and jumped out himself and raped
her.

The woman, who was returning home at Shornur, suffered
serious head injuries and died at the Medical College Hospital
here on February 6.

Police said the chargesheet contained statements of 156
witnesses and 60 documents to prove the alleged crime.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 18:31

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