Two women, 1 from Europe, groped on train
Mumbai: Two students of a prestigious Mumbai research institution, one a European and the other from a northeastern state, were recently groped in the general compartment of a local train in Mumbai. They even caught a man with his trousers down, but none of their male co-passengers came to their aid. One of the students later told TOI that their distinctive appearance makes them vulnerable to suchattacks.
One of them took to social media on Saturday and narrated the train ordeal, tagging the railway ministry. The two women had set out from Rabale station on a trans-harbour local for Vashi. “We are not wellversed in train travel. My European classmate and I don’t speak Hindi. When the train halted, we got onto the compartment but later realised that it was a general compartment,” said the north-east student.
The compartment was crowded as it was peak hour in the evening. “I felt something rubbing against my back. When I turned around, I saw a man with his trousers down,” said the north-east student. The European national said she too had been groped.