NEW DELHI: A young woman is in critical condition admitted in hospital after jumping off a moving train to escape a rape attempt from an Indian soldier.
It’s the latest in a number of incidents that have exposed the vulnerability of women in India, RT reported.
The 25-year-old woman jumped from the carriage of a moving train after allegedly being molested by a soldier. The attack occurred on Thursday while the train was en route from Darjeeling to Delhi. The mother of two is being treated in hospital in the city of Patna.
“Her condition continues to be critical. A team of doctors is treating her. She has suffered injuries to her head and legs,” a police official told the an Indian news agency.
A member of the Assam Rifles paramilitary force has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.
It comes just weeks after a 23-year-old medical student was gang-raped on a bus in Dehli, while her male companion was severely beaten. She later died from her injuries in hospital.
The male companion has revealed more details of the tragic event. He recounted that in the immediate aftermath of the rape, no one responded to their cries for help.
Police and passersby left the mortally injured female student lying naked and bleeding for almost an hour.
Story first published: 5th January 2013