A Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) from Thrikkakara has been booked in a case for molesting a woman passenger during a train journey. The Railway police have registered a case against Johnson, who has been suspended by the Railways.
According to the case, the 23-year-old woman was attacked on the Island Express between Thiruvalla and Chengannur on the 12th. The woman was travelling from Thiruvananthapuram to Thiruvalla. The TTE offered food, which the woman rejected. Following this, he allegedly spoke in an indecent way and even tried to molest her.
The complaint even states that the TTE tried to physically abuse her even when she deboarded the train at the Thiruvalla Railway station. Later, the woman informed her mother, who was waiting at the station, about the incident and immediately complained to the station manager. When the train reached Ernakulam station, the Railways called the TTE and conducted a medical examination.
The team led by Kottayam Railway SI Arun Narayanan reached the woman's house and took the statement. The absconding TTE has reportedly approached the Kottayam District Court after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected.
Meanwhile, in another case, the Railway Police has issued a search notice in the name of Babukuttan, a resident of Nooranad in Alappuzha in connection with the theft and violence against a woman on the Kochi-Guruvayur-Punalur Express train. Asha, a resident of Mulanthuruthi Snehanagar, was robbed and assaulted on the train at 8:45 am on Wednesday. He snatched her gold chain and even grabbed and dragged her to the toilet.
The woman who jumped out of the train while trying to escape sustained injuries on her neck, head and spine. She is now undergoing treatment at Ernakulam Medical Trust Hospital and her condition is reportedly satisfactory.