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BSF jawan held for attempt to rape girl inside train lavatory

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OST Crime Bureau
Rourkela, Dec 16:

A BSF jawan was arrested by Railway police for attempting to rape a girl inside a running train.

Aswini Kumar (33), a resident of Balabandha village in Ara district of Bihar, has been booked under sections 341, 354, 294, 323 & 506 and forwarded to court, police said.

Aswini reportedly forced open the door of the lavatory when the girl, a student of an engineering college in Gunupur, was shutting the door after going in and molested her inside shortly before the train reached Rourkela station at about 7.20 am on Sunday morning, according to sources in the Railway police.

The girl, however, managed to escape and raised an alarm. Other passengers then overpowered the BSF jawan and informed the Rourkela Railway police about the incident over phone. Aswini was arrested as soon as the train came to a halt at Rourkela station, the sources said.

The girl, who belongs to Jamshedpur, later left for her home with her friend who were travelling with her on the Koraput-Rourkela intercity express.