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Sexually harassed Railway clerk attempts suicide

Disturbed over alleged sexual harassment, a railway employee tried to commit suicide by setting herself on fire in front of the Divisional Railway Manager`s office here.



Ajmer: Disturbed over alleged sexual
harassment, a railway employee tried to commit suicide by
setting herself on fire in front of the Divisional Railway
Manager`s office here.

The 38-year old victim posted as a booking clerk at
Beawar junction under North-Western Railway (NWR) received 70
per cent burn injuries and is being treated at a government
hospital.

"The woman was allegedly harassed sexually by her two
colleagues in Beawar on March 14 and her allegations were
already being probed by a three-member team," a NWR
spokesperson said.

"Today, she went to the DRM office and set herself abalze
in front of the office. She was immediately rushed to the
hospital and is being treated," he said.

DRM Sanjay Das was not present in the office when the
incident took place, he said.

She also lodged an FIR with the GRP few days back against
the accused and wanted to meet the officer today but he is out
of station, he said.

According to local police, the woman poured some
inflammable and set herself on fire.

"The woman received around 70 per cent burn injuries
and undergoing treatment," the police said.

"Inquiry against booking clerk Bhanwar Lal Chaudhary
and TC Sarabjit Singh is going on and action will be taken if
they are found guilty," the spokesperson added.

PTI

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