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Two arrested in Toofan Express rape case

September 14, 2005 16:14 IST

Policearrested 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 hadrecorded the victim's statement and lodged a first information report.

The girl, who was found in a semi-conscious conditionon Tuesday in the Delhi-Howrah Toofan Express train, said, in her complaint, that two travelling ticket examinersand three others had raped her, Government Reserve Policesources 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 lodgedonTuesdayas she was inconsistent in her statements, due to her semi-conscious state.

On Tuesdaynight, the girl had said she hailed from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh whileon 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.

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