GUWAHATI, March 22 - In another case of harassment of women in public place, two employees of a catering company were arrested for allegedly molesting a young lady inside a running train on Thursday evening.
According to railway officials, the incident took place aboard the Guwahati-Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express when the train was running between Sivasagar and Dibrugarh.
According to the complaint filed by the woman, a student of Gauhati University, she and her mother were travelling in a compartment when two pantry staff – identified as Md Sakir and Md Aftab – who were both in an inebriated state, harassed them by asking them to order their meals again and again, despite the women refusing any dinner.
After the train reached Dibrugarh, the women filed a complaint with the railway police, following which both the accused were arrested.
Meanwhile, Northeast Frontier Railway officials said that the accused duo are not railway staff but rather engaged with a private firm, M/s Krishna Enterprises, which is engaged in supplying meals inside the train.
“Investigation is going on by both railway police and IRCTC. If the licensee is found to be flouting the norms, then strict action might follow, including termination of contract,” said NFR PRO Nripen Bhattacharya.