A 30-year-old woman from Meghalaya has filed a complaint with the railway police alleging that she was assaulted and verbally abused by a co-passenger during her journey to Thiruvananthapuram. 

According to a report in English Manorama the woman, in her complaint to the police, said three men tried to grab her while she was sleeping in in the second AC compartment of the Guwahati-Thiruvananthapuram Express. 

Raising alarm over the assault, the woman then went into an altercation with the accused. She has also alleged that no one came to her rescue when she started screaming for help.

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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 February 17 night. 

The woman, travelling in the second AC compartment, works as a domestic help here, and was returning after a visit home when the incident occurred. 

Railway police said they were going through the chart list of passengers who had travelled in the seats near the complainant. 

(With PTI Inputs)

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