Train passenger rape case: Chargesheet filed against accused
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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.


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

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