Woman raped, `pushed out` from moving train

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 22:55

Thrissur: In a shocking incident, a
23-year-old woman was raped in a moving train and is suspected
to have been thrown out by the rapist after the crime.

The guard of the Ernakulam-Shornur passenger train
informed the railway police that a woman had fallen from the
Erankulam-shornur train last night following which a search
was made and the woman was found lying on the tracks, between
Vallatholnagar and shornur stations at 2130 hrs, police
sources said.
The woman, Sowmya, who was rushed to the Thrissur medical
college hospital by the police escort vehicle of Revenue
minister K P Rajendran, is in a `very critical` condition.

Dr V K Mohanan, Supertendent of the hospiatl told PTI said
the woman was raped and her condition was `very critical`.
She had head injuries, a fractured Skull, bleeding in the
brain and was on the ventilator.

Dr Mohanan said most of her injuries were on the face and
hand and this could be because she was thrown from the train.
Normally, when a person jumps from the moving train, the
injuries are on the legs.
Police said a man entered the empty compartment as the
train left the station at vallatholnagar.

Police is also verifying if she jumped or was pushed out
from the running train by the man, who got into the
compartment.

Sowmya, was employed at Kochi in a private firm and was
on her way to home at Manjakad near Shornur. Sowmya was
coming home in connecion with a marriage proposal.

When contacted, the Vallathol Nagar Railway Station
sources said the woman was found lying in a pool of
blood with multiple injuries in an unconscious state from 400
meters away fom the station late last night.

The woman`s compartment is usually almost empty after the
train leaves Thrissur. There were no railway guard or
policemen in the compartment.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 22:55

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