Diamond Harbour: An acid attack on a running train has left a young woman and her co-passenger injured between Baruipur and Kalyanpur stations under Eastern Railway, raising questions on women’s security.
The Eastern Railway PRO confirming the attack said that the incident occured on the Sealdah south section on Sunday night.
The victim was travelling to Kalyanpur from Jadavpur by down Sealdah-Diamond Harbour local, the official said.
The youth, who had his face covered with a black cloth, managed to escape from the train after hurling acid at the woman shortly after she had boarded the train to go to Kalyanpur, the PRO said.
While the woman was seriously injured, her co- passenger, another woman sitting next to her, also sustained minor injuries in the acid spill, the PRO said.
When the train reached Kalyanpur, fellow passengers took the injured women to Baruipur Sub-divisional Hospital from where they were shifted to MR Bangur Hospital, the PRO said.
The Baruipur GRP arrested a promoter, Swarup Halder, in connection with the incident on Monday after the victim’s father lodged a complaint, GRP DSP Md Ansar Zua said.
According to the complaint, the promoter, Swarup Halder, had earlier threatened the family over a property related issue.