Three persons accused of robbing a Muslim family on a train were arrested in Meerut on Thursday.PTIPTI

Video goes viral, railway police detain three of 30 suspects in the case

A Muslim family was brutally assaulted and robbed by a gang on board a train in Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.

The victims allegedly suffered fractures and internal injuries in the head and stomach.

The Government Railway Police have filed a case and detained three men.

Armed attack

The video of the family pleading as they were being assaulted went viral on social media. It shows about 30 young men armed with rods and sticks abusing the family and banging the coach from outside.

Later, they jump inside the train after breaking the glass on the emergency window.

According to 53-year-old Shakir, the culprits singled them out on noticing the veil-clad women on the Shikohabad-Kasgang passenger train. “We were attacked with rods. They robbed us and molested the women. They did not spare even my 17-year-old mentally challenged son,” Mr. Shakir, a resident of Kaimgang of Farrukhabad district, told presspersons. Superintendent of Police O.P. Singh said four of the family suffered head injuries, four others suffered hand fractures and all 11 had internal bleeding in the stomach.

He said a case under Section 395 of the IPC had been registered, but more sections would be added in the course of the probe.

“These people jumped inside the train, groped the women and snatched their chains,” said Mr. Shakir. “Some of the passengers who came to our rescue were attacked too.”

At the Farrukhabad station, the GRP took them to the hospital for a medical examination, he said.