Punjab Gang Rape: Six Accused Arrested and  One Absconding
Punjab Gang Rape: Six Accused Arrested and One AbscondingReuters

A woman jumped off an express train to escape a rape bid from molesters identified as Army jawans. The incident took place near near Ara, Bihar on Thursday.

The victim, who is in her thirties, was admitted to Sadar Hospital at Ara, the district HQ of Bhojpur, with minor injuries on her legs and head. She was rushed to the Ara junction in a maintenance trolley by railway employees.

Bhojpur District Magistrate Pratima S Verma (DM) said the women was travelling without a confirmed ticket in the B-1 coach of 14055 UP Dibrugarh-Delhi Brahmaputra Express and was sitting on TT's berth, reported PTI.

Inspector General of Police, Rail, Vinay Kumar said that two Army jawans were involved in the incident. One of them escaped into another bogey when the incident started to draw attention.

In her statement to the police the victim alleged that when she went to the toilet, the attacker, Rakesh Kumar, forcibly tried to enter the stall. In her struggle to escape from his clutches she jumped out of the train when it slowed down near Jagjiwan Halt, a few kilometres from Ara.

Rakesh Kumar, who hails from Himachal Pradesh, was handed over to Railway Protection Force at Buxar by an Assam Rifles man AD Upadhyay who found him hiding in the toilet stall.

The police have lodged two FIRs in connection to the incident at Ara and Buxar police stations and are seeking more information from the woman.