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Mumbai: Woman molested and assaulted on train as passengers watched silently

Mumbai: Woman molested and assaulted on train as passengers watched silently

A woman travelling on a Mumbai local train was assaulted and molested by a man last Thursday night. Footage of the incident had been recorded and diffused on social networks. The video shows how the man cornered his victim in the handicapped compartment on a moving train. The incident happened on a CST train Kalyan to Dadar route, between 11 pm and 11.22 pm.

Passengers on board just watched the scene and did not intervene. According to witnesses, the woman and the man are two friends and were sitting side by side. An argument led the man to act violently towards the woman.

Some passengers, however, contact the police, and the man identified as Rafique Shaikh, was allegedly accused of molestation and attempt to commit murder. As Rafique tried to strangle the woman, co- passenger and on-board police raised the alarm but could not intervene as they were in the train’s next compartment.

Forwarding the accused arrest, the woman had been questioned by the police. She declared that the man owed her a huge sum of money and was unwilling to pay her back.