Bengaluru: A 43-year-old woman who was alone in a women’s compartment on Mysuru-Chennai Cauvery Express was badly assaulted by a stranger before snatching some money from her near Kengeri on Tuesday. The incident reportedly happened around 10.40 pm when the train lowered its speed at Kengeri.
The victim identified as Gayathri V was travelling alone in the compartment. A native of Nanjangud, Gayathri works at Tamil Classical Institution as Lower Division Clerk.
It is said that Gayathri was travelling to Chennai on work along with her husband Mahesh. Since her e-ticket was still in waiting list in Cauvery Express (Train no 16022) and was later cancelled, she had to travel in women’s compartment. Although there were a few women in the compartment, after Ramanagar Station, she was alone in the coach. As the train approached Kengeri, its speed reduced and a miscreant entered the coach around 10.40 pm.
He tried to snatch chain from Gayathri who was asleep. When she resisted, he assaulted her badly. He managed to snatch some money from her bag and as she resisted, he jumped off from the train, it is reported. After 20 minutes, when the train reached Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna station (Bengaluru City junction), she was given first aid. There were no railway protection force or GRP staff at Kengeri to help her, said Divisional Railway Manager (Bengaluru Division) Yogesh Mohan. Many reports quoted him saying that there were no enough security personnel to deploy in each compartment.
However, the CCTV images from Kengeri railway station would help the authorities to nab the miscreant, hoped Gayathri. She cut short her journey and returned to Mysuru.