Delhi youth arrested for urinating on retired teacher and his wife in Sampark Kranti Express: RPF | spcilvly

KANPUR A drunken 19-year-old youth allegedly urinated on a retired professor of Banaras Hindu University and his wife on board the Sampark Kranti Express heading towards Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi on Wednesday night.

The incident took place in coach B-3 of the train (12447) when the former head of BHU's orthopedics department, along with his wife, was traveling to Delhi from Harpalpur in Madhya Pradesh.  (Photo for representation)
The incident took place in coach B-3 of the train (12447) when the former head of BHU’s orthopedics department, along with his wife, was traveling to Delhi from Harpalpur in Madhya Pradesh. (Photo for representation)

The accused, Ritesh Kumar, a resident of Qutub Vihar in Delhi, continued his offensive act defying the couple’s pleas to stop. He was caught after a porter raised an alarm, prompting swift action by the TTE and other passengers who handed over the accused to the railway police on arrival of the train at Jhansi.

Ritesh Kumar was arrested under section 145 of the Railway Act, for allegedly being drunk and being a nuisance to others, said Ravindra Kaushik, Jhansi station in-charge of the Railway Protection Force (RPF). He said Kumar, a student in Delhi, was to be produced before a magistrate.

The man arrested under the section, who was eligible to pay bail, was released after submitting a personal bond, he added.

The incident took place in coach B-3 of the train (12447) when former head of orthopedics department of BHU, Dr G N Khare, along with his wife Usha Khare, was traveling to Delhi (seats 57 and 60 – lower berth ) from Harpalpur in Madhya Pradesh.

Kumar boarded the train from Mahoba and occupied seat number 63. The accused, who was very drunk, started urinating on the seats and on the couple. He also became violent toward the couple after the scientist’s wife raised the alarm, passengers said.

TTE BS Khan said he reported the incident to the authorities in Jhansi after removing the passenger from the coach. He was detained at Jhansi railway station, he added.

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