Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 | Last Update : 11:44 PM IST
The accused tried to gag her but Ms Chavan pushed him away.
Mumbai: A 19-year-old girl survived after a robber pushed her out of a running train at Virar station on Thursday night.
The teenager was returning to her Nalasopara home from work and was alone in the Western Railway local's women's compartment, when the incident took place. According to the Vasai Government Railway Police (GRP), victim Komal Chavan works part time at a lottery centre in Virar. At around 9.49 pm, Ms Chavan boarded the Churchgate bound train from Virar station. “The accused boarded the compartment soon after the train began moving. Ms Chavan stood next to the door, as she was alone in the compartment. The robber demanded money from her. She refused and started shouting,” said an officer of the Vasai GRP.
The accused tried to gag her but Ms Chavan pushed him away. This enraged him and the robber pushed her out of the train which was yet to gather speed. “Ms Chavan was lucky as the train was chugging slowly from platform number 2 of Virar station. She landed on the platform.
Some commuters and patrolling railway police personnel rushed to her help. They took Ms Chavan to a nearby hospital, while the accused fled from the spot. The officials are scanning the CCTV footage to ascertain his identity.
A case has been registered against the unknown person under sections 393 (attempt to robbery), 394 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 356 (assault or criminal force in attempt to robbery) of the Indian Penal Code and further probe is underway.