Eunuch stripped before them and refused to get dressed unless they paid up


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TNN | Sep 1, 2016, 11.43 PM IST
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Mumbai: A young couple, new to travelling by trains, underwent a horrific ordeal on a Harbour local recently when a eunuch stripped before them and refused to get dressed unless they paid up. An eyewitness from the compartment later posted about the incident on Facebook to highlight the menace of begging on trains. Despite tagging senior railway officials on social media, action is yet to be taken.

The incident took place in a 4.45pm Belapur local on August 25. The eyewitness, Jitesh Utekar, is a student and was about to board the train at CST when a young couple approached him and asked which train should they take for Wadala. Utekar told them that the Belapur-bound train would. “I took a window seat while the couple sat on a row of seats opposite me. Being Janmashtami and a state holiday, there were only 10 to 15 passengers in the coach. At Sandhurst Road, a eunuch boarded the compartment and started to beg for money. The eunuch approached the couple and started to touch them repeatedly, asking for money,” said Utekar. The girl refused to pay. The eunuch started hurling filthiest of abuses at the girl.
Top Comment
Begging is a systematic & controlled business in Mumbai & nothing will be done because it pays a lot of people to keep it running.
Anthony Dmello

What followed caught all passengers unawares. “The eunuch stripped below her waist and said she wouldn’t get dressed unless the couple paid her money. The couple was embarassed. Other passengers shouted at the eunuch but she did not flinch. Eventually, the couple paid her Rs 10. The eunuch got dressed but did not stop mouthing expletives. She alighted at Reay Road station,” Utekar added. The couple did not say a word for the rest of the journey and quietly got off at Wadala. “I did not dial the security helpline as my friends haven’t had a good experience with phone operators,” Utekar claimed.

The RPF said they received maximum complaints against eunuchs from mail and express trains. “We conducted a drive in mail and express trains in August and made 250 arrests,” said Sachin Bhalode, senior divisional security commissioner, RPF (CR). He added he would act on the latest incident.

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