Passengers of Rajshahi-bound Silk City Express caught a youth after attempting to rape a schoolgirl in the train’s toilet at Ishwardi bypass station on Thursday night and handed him over to police after giving a good bashing.
They caught Md Mominul Islam, 27, a construction painter, of Thanatola in Chapainwabganj, hearing screams of the victim from inside the toilet, police said.
Ishwardi Government Railway Police officer-in-charge Subir Kumar Dutta quoting the victim said Mominul forcibly entered toilet when she opened its door after using at about 9:00pm on Thursday and attempted to rape her. At that time the train was crossing the Ishwardi by-pass station.
Hearing screams of the victim, passengers of the train rescued her from the toilet and caught the culprit, gave him a good bashing and then handed over to GRP police, Subir said.
Subir said the victim was going to Rajshahi along with her aunt from Shahid Captain Monsur Ali rail station in Sirajganj.
The victim’s aunt field a case against Mominul under Women and Children Repression Act with Ishwardi GRP station. Police produced Mominul before Natore judicial magistrate’s court as the place of occurrence falls under Natore. The court sent the accused to Natore jail.