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Two arrested in Toofan Express rape case
September 14, 2005 16:14 IST
Police arrested a ticket examiner and a vendor on Wednesday and were looking out for three others, who allegedly raped a teenager in a running train. The police had recorded the victim's statement and lodged a first information report.
The girl, who was found in a semi-conscious condition on Tuesday in the Delhi-Howrah Toofan Express train, said, in her complaint, that two travelling ticket examiners and three others had raped her, Government Reserve Police sources said in Deogarh.
The FIR would be sent to Jhajha in Bihar for registration, as the jurisdiction comes under that region since the girl had boarded the train from there, the sources said. The FIR could not be lodged on Tuesday as she was inconsistent in her statements, due to her semi-conscious state.
On Tuesday night, the girl had said she hailed from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh while on Wednesday, she said she was from Kolkata, they said. TTE Dhirendra Upadhya and a vendor were arrested while the police were searching for three others - another TTE and two vendors - in connection with the case.
As per the victim's statement, the incident occurred between Jhajha and Madhupur stations, when she was travelling alone in a first-class coach. Finding her in a semi-conscious state, a GRP man took her to the GRP police station in Madhupur, from where she was shifted to a hospital.