A mob of men reportedly stormed a train station in Rajpath, India’s second city, on Sunday morning, dragging a woman into a car and raping her, witnesses said.
The assault took place at the Rajpath station on a train from Mumbai to Agra, the state capital of Uttar Pradesh, on a journey that takes up to two hours, local media reported.
Witnesses said the women were “frightened and scared” after being raped.
“I heard a loud bang and people were rushing out of the station, the car and some of the passengers were screaming and crying,” said a woman who identified herself only as M. “I looked out and saw a group of men, one of them was wearing a mask and the other was wearing long trousers.
They all started abusing the women, they threw them down on the ground and dragged them out of their car.”
The woman was later taken to a nearby hospital, where she was undergoing treatment, police said.
“The victim was taken to hospital where she is in critical condition.
Her husband, a man in his 30s, and the police have registered a case against them,” Rajendra Kumar, inspector-general of police (IG), said.
Police have arrested five people, including the man who is suspected of raping the woman, and have filed a complaint.
The attack took place as Indian Railways (IR) plans to reopen its railway lines between Agra and Jaipur in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, which will be the second train route to reopen after the November 28 attack in New Delhi that killed at least 125 people.