A 12-year-old tribal girl was seriously injured when she was thrown out of a running train by a man who allegedly tried to sexually abuse her, police said.
According to Korba district police, the girl was thrown out of the train on Sunday by 45-year-old Ramdayal Kenvat, who was known to her, following a failed rape attempt.
While the victim, a student of class VII, was later admitted to a hospital, the accused is absconding, they said. Kenvat was acquainted with the family of the girl and used to often visit their place in Bhaismuda village.
On Sunday, he went there and convinced her family members that he can take the girl to Kusmunda village to obtain the scholarship amount and drop her back, they said.
Acordingly, both of them boarded the Chhattisgarh Express train from Sarahbundia station. When the train reached orba, Kenvat took the girl into an empty bogie and started exually abusing her. However, she raised an alarm, the police said.
"When the accused realised that he was not succeeding in his plans, he pushed the girl out of the speeding train. When passengers from other bogies came to know about this, they informed the police and she was rushed to a hospital," he said.
When police approached the victim's family, her father Ramadhar said that after the incident, the accused had come to him and said that Manju had gone mad and had run away after injuring him.
Kenvat has a number of cases registered against him, including theft and dacoity, the police said.