A 30-year-old Meghalaya woman has filed a complaint with the railway police alleging that she was verbally abused and assaulted by a co-passenger during her journey to Thiruvananthapuram. Railway police at Thampanoor have registered a case under section 354, 354 A(1)(iv) of IPC against the passenger, who was in an inebriated state and is suspected to have alighted at Ernakulam.
The incident is said to have occurred in the wee hours of February 17 when Guwahati-Thiruvananthapuram express had not reached Kerala, police sources said. The train had reached the state capital on the night of February 17. The woman, travelling in the second AC compartment, works as a domestic help in Thiruvananthapuram, and was returning after a visit home when the incident occurred. Railway police said they were going through the chartlist of passengers who had travelled in the seats near the complainant.