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US woman attacked with blade on Mumbai local train

Discussion in 'Internal Affairs' started by Marqueur, Aug 19, 2013.

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  1. Marqueur

    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    A 28-year-old American national travelling from Churchgate was assaulted and attacked with a blade by an unknown person inside a suburban railway train near Marine Lines on Sunday.

    The victim, Michel Mark, who works with an NGO, was on her way home at Goregaon and had boarded the ladies first-class compartment, said officials. An unknown person is believed to have stepped inside at Marine Lines railway station and snatched her iphone, according to B N Shirsat, deputy commissioner of police, Western Railway.


    "When she resisted, the accused slashed her... using a small blade hidden inside his fingernail, the kind often used by pickpockets," said Shirsat. Mark received four stitches in the forearm, Government Railway Police (GRP) officials said.

    The accused disembarked at Charni Road, according to Mark's statement to the police.

    She was alone in the compartment at the time of the attack and there was no GRP constable inside the train, an official confirmed.

    "She got down at Grant Road and called for help but no one came forward. Passengers of second class compartment later accompanied her to the stationmaster's room at Mumbai Central," said Rajendra Trivedi, senior police inspector, GRP.

    A complaint of robbery under Section 394 of the IPC has been filed.

    US woman attacked with blade on Mumbai local train - Indian Express
     
  2. kiwi1988

    kiwi1988 FULL MEMBER

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    Thats one hell of a small blade, let him have the iphone they are cheap in the states.
     
  3. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    what the hell !!!


    :hitwall::hitwall::hitwall::hitwall::hitwall:
     
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    cyphercide FULL MEMBER

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    Pickpockets employ such small blades to cut(literally) out your pocket without you realizing it.
     
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    Gessler BANNED BANNED

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    Nail this lunatic, whoever carried out this assault.
     
  6. Soumya

    Soumya Major STAR MEMBER

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    Cut that ba$tards penis with that blade.
     
  7. kiwi1988

    kiwi1988 FULL MEMBER

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    Well at least its better than a gun in your face.

    I still got to admit its clever
     
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    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Guys rage is not gonna help. Root cause has to sorted first. Fixing with a bandage for cancer will never work.
     
  9. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    The motive was stealing & when she resisted it turned into an attack. Pickpockets will always be there, however their numbers can be brought down, with more RPF personnel on trains & stations.

    Seems RPF needs to do a lot more...
     
  10. tunguska

    tunguska Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Can American people travel in Mumbai Local trial? I mean I find quite difficult for me to travel in Local train. And American are not habitual with this kind of environment in their country at railways station. One time – I had to go from bhayander to goregaon. Some of friends say let us go all together in train. We reach the station. But we all could not able to board the train like local do. Continuously, 5 trains passed but I could not able to board the train due to crowd. Then I take AUTO. I change two time Auto and reached there.

    Though lunatic must be caught and punishment needed to given.
     
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  11. kiwi1988

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    Damn that's sad, seems like abuse towards women is a huge problem. I don't know of another country that would women only except for Muslim countries.
     
  12. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Each and every country has its gender rigths issues. In India it is amplified because of sheer population. Nothing more.
     
  13. kiwi1988

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    I think its collective attitude that highlights or overshadows issues. Women in general don't report crimes against them regardless of race creed or colour.
     
  14. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    That is pretty much it. As of due to sheer volume of gender even if 1% is reported it makes a lot of difference.
     
  15. kiwi1988

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    Reporting is a great step but law reform (courts) and a law enforcement sector must also step up and move with changing needs. This is also a need in most countries.
     
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