The girls were allegedly harassed when their train seats were occupied by some youth, claiming to be examinees of the railway recruitment team. When the teachers protested and demanded that they vacate the seats, the men allegedly harassed them sexually.
The students were returning from an environmental camp in Patna
The students were with their teachers when the incident took place and were returning from an environmental camp in Patna. The delegation was led by school's vice principal, Siter Sayrel, who then later on lodged a complaint with the Dhanbad Railway division of East Central Railway.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has asked for an inquiry into the matter. "It is really an unfortunate incident. I have asked the ADG, Railway to inquire into the episode and initiate necessary actions,' he said.