One arrested in American woman attack case

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Mumbai, Aug 26: Just as the Mumbai police arrested all five accused in the Mumbai gangrape case, the Railway Police on Monday also claimed to have arrested the suspect, who allegedly attacked and robbed an American woman inside a moving suburban train at Charni Road station in South Mumbai, a week ago.

"Accused Rajkumar Tiwari was arrested in connection with the attack on Michelle Marks, a US national who was attacked and robbed inside a moving train," a senior railway police official told.

Accused who attacked a US national held
Tiwari had slashed the victim on her neck and cheek when she refused to part with her i-Phone while travelling in a first-class ladies' compartment of a Borivali- bound local train at about 5pm on August 18.

The accused had jumped out of the train as it slowed down at Charni Road railway station.

According to police, Marks was alone in the compartment as it was a Sunday, the bogie was empty. The victim spotted the accused inside the train at Marine Lines station.

The victim, who resides at Goregaon along with her brother and two others, works with an NGO and has been living in  Mumbai since a year. On the day of the attack, she had gone to Colaba for a prayer meet.


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