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19-year-old girl medical student thrown off from train.

Two days after an unidentified man attacked and robbed a 19-year-old medical student and pushed her off a moving train near Juinagar railway station, the police are yet to arrest the accused.
On Saturday night, 19-year-old Rituja Bokade alighted from the Trivandrum-Nizamuddin Express at Panvel. She boarded the women’s compartment of Panvel-Vashi train at 11.30pm. She was alone in the compartment when the man attacked her.

The woman, a Vashi resident, told the police that the man was well-dressed and he did not seem to be a professional criminal. “He first asked the woman if the train would go to Wadala station. He then attacked her,” said another GRP official.
When she boarded the train was empty. After which she got robbed and thrown off the train.The 19-year-old’s father who is an advocate with Bombay high court, had told her he would receive her at Panvel. But instead, she had asked him to meet her at Vashi.The woman suffered injuries on her face as she fell on the platform. She was admitted to MGM Hospital in Vashi.
Suresh Patil, a senior police inspector of Vashi GRP, said, “The CCTV footage shows that the accused boarded the train at Seawoods. The footage of Juinagar station shows him running with a bag from the station premises, hiding his face. He probably knew where the CCTV cameras were installed. We suspect he’s a resident of Navi Mumbai or the peripheral areas.”
“Only one half of that compartment was for women. Constables are not deployed in such compartments. There were constables in the other three women’s compartment of the train,” Inspector Patil said. He admitted that the compartment in which Bokade was traveling did not have a guard.


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