A 32-year-old woman was allegedly drugged, kidnapped and raped by three persons in Gwalior, then dropped at Gwalior railway station where she boarded a Mumbai-bound train in a semi-conscious state. She was rescued in Vadodara after a co-passenger called up the 181 Abhayam helpline number for women soon after the train left Godhra.
The woman reached Vadodara on Jhansi-Bandra Express train at around 6:45 pm on Tuesday in a semi-conscious state and was immediately taken to the civil hospital for treatment. After recovering late Tuesday night, she recounted her ordeal to the railway police officials who took down her statement and informed Gwalior police.
In her statement to the police, the victim said she was sleeping alone at her home in Sindhio-ki-Chhavni locality in Gwalior as her husband was hospitalised with a broken leg and her two kids were living at their grandparents’ home. According to her statement, three persons barged into her home, drugged her and took her to an isolated place where they raped her. They then left her at Gwalior railway station.
“When she regained slight consciousness, she mistakenly boarded a train going towards Mumbai. When the train reached Godhra, a co-passenger noticed her situation and called up 181 women helpline number of Vadodara, after which an ambulance was rushed to the railway station and she was taken to the SSG Hospital,” Vadodara railway police inspector KD Rathod said.
Rathod said that the woman had recovered and was being taken back to Gwalior where the matter will be investigated.
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