Railway employee sodomises deaf and mute boy

July 17th, 2008 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, July 17 (IANS) A railway employee sodomised a six-year-old deaf and mute boy in a train near the railway station here, the police said Thursday. The incident occurred at 1.00 p.m. in a local passenger train near Ghaziabad railway station.

According to the government railway police (GRP), Shyam Lal, a railway gangman posted at Sahibabad, wooed the boy to the train. When the train was going to the railway yard at Chipyana, Shyam Lal sodomised him.

Two passers-by, who informed the police about the incident, said they were going along the track when they saw the boy being sexually assaulted. “We rescued him and called the police,” one of them said.

The police sent the boy for medical examination, which confirmed sexual assault, and arrested Shyam Lal, 45.

A.K. Verma, station officer GRP police station Ghaziabad, said a case under sections 511, 294 and 377 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against Shyam Lal, who is a resident of Ghaziabad’s Punjab Lines railway colony.

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