A pregnant woman in West Bengal's Malda district was allegedly thrown off a moving train on Tuesday, according to a report in The Indian Express. The 36-year-old victim, who lost her right hand and is fighting for her life after the incident, was travelling with her alleged boyfriend when bystanders heard a loud scream.
On reaching the spot, railways officials and police found the woman lying on the tracks and bleeding profusely. She was later admitted to Malda Medical College in a critical condition.
The victim's family filed a police complaint against Ashim Mondal, who is absconding since the day of the incident, under various charges including rape.
"My daughter was in a relationship with this man, who got her pregnant. When we came to know about this, we asked him to marry her but he refused. We lodged a complaint against him on 16 December. When he came to know about the complaint, he apologised to us, promising he would marry her. We had no clue that he had planned to kill my daughter," victim's mother reportedly said.
She further added that on the day of the incident, Mondal visited their house and asked their daughter to come out with him on a short trip.
"We thought they were just going out. But he threw her off the train. We want him to be punished."
The accused's father has denied the charges levelled by the victim's family.
Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Abhishek Mazumdar said, "We have been looking for this man in another case but he has still not been traced. We are probing his role in this incident."
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