Two women, 1 from Europe, groped on train

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - | POLITICS POLICY - Ni­tasha.Natu@

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.

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