Chennai, April 25 (TNS): An Indian Railway Protection Force constable overpowered a man who was trying to sexually assault a 25-year-old woman on an MRTS train and rescued the victim, Indian media reported on Wednesday.
The accused, identified as 26-year-old S Satyaraj, was later arrested by the Indian Railway Police before a court sent him to jail.
RPF constable K Shivaji, another constable and subinspector S Subbiah, who made up a night patrol squad, were travelling on a train from Velachery to Chennai Beach when they heard screams from the adjacent women’s coach around 11.45pm, just as the train pulled out of Chintadripet station, a police officer said.
Since MRTS trains don’t have a vestibule where one can travel from one coach to another, Shivaji waited till the train slowed down before Park Town, the next halt. Even as the train was rolling on to the platform, the constable jumped out and rushed to the neighbouring coach and found Satyaraj trying to assault the woman. He pushed him away and rescued the woman, officials said.
The other members of Shivaji’s team arrived and found the woman unconscious. Her lips were bleeding and her clothes had been torn. They called for an ambulance and rushed her to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, where doctors said her condition is stable.
Courtesy: Times of India