Robber attacks woman in moving train

Robber attacks woman in moving train

A 24-year-old woman sustained injuries after a robber attacked her in a moving train in Yeshwantpur when she tried to stop him from snatching her chain.

The Railway police have registered a case of attempt to robbery and are on the hunt for the suspect. According to police, Rajeshwari, the victim, was travelling with her family from Mumbai to Tamil Nadu. While a few members of her family had their berths in the S4 coach, she and her husband were in the S9 coach of Dadar Express.

Rajeshwari had walked to the S4 compartment to meet her aunt and was returning to her berth when the incident occurred near the bathroom of S5 coach, the police added. A man suddenly lunged at her with a knife threateningly and demanded that she part with her chain. However, she held onto her jewellery, resisting him. In the melee, he slashed her on the head, neck and shoulders and jumped off the train.

The train had left Yeshwantpur and was moving slowly towards Baiyappanahalli waiting for a signal. The Railway police who were informed, then called for a 108 ambulance and were waiting at the Baiyappanahalli station for the victim.

Rajeshwari was shifted in the ambulance to Bowring Hospital where she was treated, her complaint taken and a case registered. The woman told the police that she had only worn imitation jewellery which the robber targeted.
DH News Service

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