CHENNAI: A youth assaulted a 19-year-old girl at Chennai Egmore Railway Station, when she alighted from a suburban train heading to Beach station around noon on Friday.
According to eyewitness, the girl who was travelling with two of her friends was walking towards the foot overbridge when a youth intercepted them and picked up a conversation with the girl.
She reportedly did not pay heed to his request to love him. The youth cursed the girl and warned her of dire consequences and that she won’t be loved by anyone if she turned down his proposal.
When the girl refused again, he got further enraged. He pulled out a paper cutter and inflicted multiple cut injuries on her face and fled from the spot, while the girl collapsed.
Her friends and passersby rushed her to the emergency care centre in Egmore, where the girl was administered first aid.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the youth had been acquainted with the girl and had been stalking her ever since she worked in clerical job during the summer holidays.
Meanwhile, her friends alerted the girl’s father, who rushed to the station.
He refused to file a complaint as he was worried that finding a bridegroom for her in the future would be a problem.
Though the emergency care doctors referred the girl to a specialty hospital, the girl’s father decided to take her back home and consult their family doctor. The sudden assault caused panic among commuters in the station.
When contacted, the Egmore Railway Police said that they had no knowledge of any such incident and maintained that the girl, who had tripped and got injured, was helped by the youth to get admitted to the emergency centre.