Woman on train ob­jects to man smok­ing, killed

25-Yr-Old Abused & Kicked Her Sev­eral Times, Ar­rested

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION - Kan­wardeep Singh

Shah­ja­han­pur: A 45-yearold woman was al­legedly beaten to death by an ine­bri­ated man in­side the gen­eral coach of Jal­lian­wala Bagh Ex­press on Satur­day af­ter she ob­jected to his smok­ing. The woman, Chinta Devi, was al­legedly kicked sev­eral times and pushed by 25-yearold Sonu Ya­dav, who also hurled abuses at her, even as scores of pas­sen­gers looked on. She died of in­ter­nal in­juries fol­low­ing which the ac­cused was booked un­der IPC's sec­tion 304 (pun­ish­ment for cul­pa­ble homi­cide not amount­ing to mur­der) and sent to jail.

Gov­ern­ment Rail­way Po­lice SHO Piyush Dik­shit told TOI, “The ac­cused, a res­i­dent of Ra­jap­atti vil­lage in Aza­m­garh district of UP, has been ar­rested and sent to jail.”

The woman was trav­ell- ing from Pun­jab to Bi­har to cel­e­brate Ch­hath fes­ti­val when she got into an ar­gu­ment with Ya­dav some­where be­tween Bareilly and Shah­ja­han­pur junc­tions. She was ac­com­pa­nied by two of her sons, both in their twen­ties, who tried to rush to their mother’s aid dur­ing the scuf­fle but were un­able to nav­i­gate their way to her as the coach was packed.

The vic­tim, a res­i­dent of Ro­htas district in Bi­har, worked in a pri­vate fac­tory in Ja­land­har. On Fri­day evening, she boarded the train with her sons Rahul, Ran­jeet and daugh­ter-in-law Babita. While the two men oc­cu­pied some space near the door of the crowded com­part­ment, Chinta Devi and Babita were seated in­side. Ya­dav, their co­pas­sen­ger, lit sev­eral ciga- rettes dur­ing the night de­spite ob­jec­tions from pas­sen­gers. In the early hours of Satur­day, when he tried to smoke an­other cig­a­rette, Chinta Devi asked him to stop smok­ing.

An­gered at this, Ya­dav al­legedly pushed her and then kicked her sev­eral times, mak­ing her lose con­scious­ness. Some pas­sen­gers then caught hold of Ya­dav and thrashed him. One of the sons pulled the chain and in­formed a guard about the in­ci­dent.

The train was stopped at Shah­ja­han­pur where the ac­cused was taken into cus­tody and the vic­tim was taken to hos­pi­tal where doc­tors de­clared her dead.

Doc­tors said that the woman had bro­ken rib, bones and rup­tured heart.

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