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Source: Independent

Indian woman jumps off moving train to flee rape

The woman’s leap came in the aftermath of the fatal attack on the medical student and a male friend in Delhi last month

Andrew Buncombe
Friday 04 January 2013

A young woman is in a critical condition in hospital after she flung herself from a moving train to escape a sexual assault, the latest in a series of incidents that have highlighted the vulnerability of women in India.

As the authorities prepare for the latest court hearing over the rape and killing of a 23-year-old medical student, details emerged from the state of Bihar about the woman who jumped from her carriage after allegedly being molested by a paramilitary soldier.

“Her condition continues to be critical. A team of doctors is treating her. She has suffered injuries in her head and legs,” a police official told the IANS news agency.

The incident happened as the 25-year-old woman from Darjeeling was travelling on a train to Delhi on Thursday evening when the man tried to molest her after she visited the lavatory. After fighting him off, she then leapt from the Brahmaputra Mail train as it passed through the state of Bihar. The woman, who has two children, is being treated in a hospital in the city of Patna. A member of the Assam Rifles paramilitary force has been detained and charged.


Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/indian-woman-jumps-off-moving-train-to-flee-rape-8439044.html

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