Railway TC arrested for raping passenger

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Ghaziabad, June 3 (IANS) The Ghaziabad Railway Police (GRP) have arrested a railway ticket collector (TC) for raping a 20-year-old woman passenger on May 29 on the moving Ala Hazrat Express.

GRP Inspector Pankaj Lawania said TC Ravi Meena, who was returning from Rampur to his home in Jaipur after discharging his duty, raped a woman passenger when he found her travelling without a ticket in the general coach of the train.

The victim on reaching Jaipur, complained to her husband about the rape. The husband took her to Jaipur GRP police station and lodged a complaint. The GRP, after registering the case, referred the case to Ghaziabad where the GRP police arrested the culprit from Jaipur and produced him before a local court. He was sent to Dasna jail under judicial custody.

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In her complaint, the woman stated that she left her parental house in Bareilly in a fit of anger, so did not carry any money with her. She boarded the general compartment where the TC, who identified himself as Ravi Meena, asked for the ticket.

“When I did not produce the ticket and told him that I did not have the ticket, he took me to an AC Second Class compartment and raped me twice. He threatened to book me under a case of travelling without ticket andtold me that he would send me to jail if I tell about the rape. So I kept mum. After reaching home, I told the entire story to my husband who took me to the police station to lodge the complaint.”

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“The TC has been arrested,” added GRP Inspector Lawania.

–IANS

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