Co-passengers harass couple on Kolkata train


A young woman travelling on a suburban train in Kolkata along with her friend was harassed by fellow passengers who threatened and intimidated her, and criticised her attire. The couple later lodged a complaint with the Government Railway Police (GRP).

“Yes, we have received a complaint against unknown persons. We are trying to establish the identity of the accused,” said a GRP officer on Monday.

The woman, working in a private company here, boarded the general compartment of the Barrackpore-bound local train from Sealdah station along with her friend on Saturday evening. She video recorded the altercation that followed on her mobile phone and shared it on social media.

‘You are a woman’

A man is heard saying: “Do not wear such clothes [T-shirt and jeans] and board the train,” and, “You are a woman, you are a woman, you are a woman, don’t speak too much.”

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