Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jharsuguda, Nov 23:
First time India visitor, a 23 year-old foreigner woman has been robbed near Rourkela while travelling in a train to Jharsuguda, Odisha.
Irene Howda, a Greek national travelling from Howdah in Azad Hind Express to Jharsuguda to attend the wedding ceremony of her friend Dr Jitesh Sharma, when she was robbed of valuables worth more than Rs one lakh from her 2nd AC compartment, on Sunday.
When the train was near Rourkela, during early morning yesterday, some miscreant entered the bogie and made off with her costly luggage from the train. Irene has complained that from her 2nd AC compartment, her passport, 2 mobile phones, tablet, camera, debit card, Indian and foreign currencies, and other articles amounting to around Rs 1 lakh have been stolen from her.
Irene travelled again back to Rourkela accompanied by her friend’s father Dr Devashlok Mishra and lodged a complaint in the police station there. Railway police has registered a case and has started investigating the theft.
The railway police, primary investigations of scrutinizing the CCTV footage have not found any clues for the theft. The robbery has taken palce in early morning between 3:15 am to 4:30 am.
Meanwhile, the Railway Police is unable to curb such big thefts from the train, a few months ago a family travelling from Jharsuguda to Kolkata was looted of jewellery and valuables worth Rs 48 lakhs.