Tea vendors hit Jawan, Woman in train

New Delhi: A Lady Doctor and a BSF Jawan, travelling from Bodh Gaya, were beaten up by a group of tea vendors inside a train in the wee hours of Saturday. The woman was assaulted when she protested against the vendors misbehaving with the jawan. All the three vendors, identified as Rajeev, Virender and Veera, were arrested at New Delhi railway station.

The incident was reported at 3.45am when Purushottam Express reached the New Delhi station. The woman, identified as Meena Singh, had injuries and was rushed to the dispensary at the station for first aid. Thereafter, she filed a complaint at the station against the tea vendors.

She said the vendors had started selling tea in the middle of the night while the train was still too far from Delhi and it woke up the passengers. When the BSF jawan protested, the vendors started an altercation and assaulted him. Singh, who was travelling in the adjacent berth, protested against their misbehaviour, after which one of the vendors hit her on the head with a metal kettle. She fell bleeding on her seat. Other passengers came to her rescue and overpowered the vendors, who were arrested once the train reached the station.

A case under section 323 IPC (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 IPC (wrongful restraint), 506 IPC (criminal intimidation) has been registered on the basis of the complaint, said DCP railways, Sanjay Bhatia.  Many passengers complained that Tea vendors create a lot of nuisance even during mid nights. Railway should teach them on ethical and moral conduct while in service.