Monday, Jul 23, 2018 | Last Update : 11:30 AM IST
GRP officials said that the person is an alcoholic and he did not alight from the train after pushing Komal Chavan on Thursday night.
Mumbai: The Government Railway Police (GRP) is yet to ascertain the identity of the person who pushed 19-year-old girl from a Churchgate-bound local train at Virar station on Thursday as the suspect allegedly is not a habitual criminal and has no past record, which could have helped in his identification.
GRP officials said that the person is an alcoholic and he did not alight from the train after pushing Komal Chavan on Thursday night. He travelled to Nalasopara station where he alighted, and the police is trying to establish his location, as he went outside the ambit of CCTV cameras at Nalasopara.
“When we recorded Chavan’s statement she gave us the detailed description of the accused. He doesn’t seem to be a drug addict, and we suspect he was under the influence of alcohol. He did not want to get caught, and hence he did not alight from the train and travelled till Nalasopara,” said Rajendra Bhosale, senior inspector of Vasai Road GRP.
The investigators scanned the CCTV cameras at Virar and Nalasopara stations and found the footage of him alighting at the latter. However, the accused walked on the station after alighting and went into a dark spot (area not covered by a CCTV camera). The GRP is suspecting that he might have exited from the station and left by the road.
The GRP officials have retrieved a picture of the accused from the CCTV camera footage and developed a high-quality photograph of him. They have sent it to the Thane Rural police stations in a bid to track him down. The police is expecting to get some leads on the accused.
A case has been registered under sections 393 (attempt to robbery), 394 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 356 (assault or criminal force in an attempt to robbery) of the Indian Penal Code.