16-year-old faces sexual assault inside train; 5 face POCSO case on complaint of father

Thrissur: In an unfortunate incident, a 16-year-old girl faced sexual assault inside a train here. Her father filed a complaint with the railway police following the incident.

The complainant alleged that a group of five people touched the girl inappropriately and disturbed her. All the accused are above 50, as per the complaint.

The incident happened on the Ernakulam-Guruvayoor special express train on Saturday evening. The complainant alleged that the gang started to misbehave after the train departed from the Ernakulam Town railway station at 7.50 pm. They physically and orally abused the girl and threatened the father who confronted them. When a Malappuram native objected, the accused attacked him as well. The girl, meanwhile, captured a video on her phone.

The father then complained to the guard of the train who informed the police. The duo filed a written complaint with Thrissur railway police. The accused are charged with sections under the POCSO act.

The accused had deboarded at different stations till Irinjalakuda. The train had very few passengers.

Police have viewed the CCTV footage and the visual shot by the survivor and recognised one of the accused. They will be arrested soon, the police said.

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