VELLORE: Two women commuters onboard the Tiruttani-Arakkonam Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) train were robbed of 30 sovereigns of jewellery and `13,000 cash at knife-point in the late hours of Tuesday. The robber, who appeared to be in his mid-20s, assaulted one of them, Bharathi (43), when she tried to resist him.
According to sources, the incident occurred around on Tuesday when Prema and her sister-in-law took the last train to Arakkonam.
“A robber, covering his face using a handkerchief, came towards us and threatened us to give our jewels and money,” said Bharathi, recollecting the incident with horror. “When I tried pulling the emergency chain, he pushed me between two seats in the compartment. He kicked me on the stomach and chest and also hit me on the face. He then snatched the gold chains and cash from me,” added Bharathi. After snatching the jewels the robber jumped off the train when it slowed down near Melpakkam.
Prema alerted the Government Railway Police. The police registered a case.