A 17-year-old girl was humiliated, stripped and her hair shaved off after passengers alleged that she stole a bag belonging to one of the passengers in Howrah-Jodhpur Express.

According to the Times of India, when the parents of the girl denied her Rs 100 for going to a fair, the girl ran away on Sunday. Her father, a daily wage labourer, said his daughter had developed a brain tumour for which she was undergoing treatment and because of which she was mentally unstable. 

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At some point she boarded the train and was allegedly caught by other passengers of trying to steal a woman's purse. They then strip-searched her, cut off her hair and when a railway official tried to stop them from doing so, they abused him. 

An FIR was filed against the girl for theft on the basis of a complaint filed by the passengers, and the railway official also filed a complaint against six unnamed passengers who had assaulted the girl. 

(Feature image source: Reuters)