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No. 722/2015-1606-01-2016
Timely reaction by RPF helps rescue an orphan girl passenger

Rescued Girl along with RPF Personnel

The timely action of the Railway officials, who acted o­n a Tweet @RailMinIndia as well as information received o­n Security Helpline Number. 182, enabled rescue an orphan girl travelling by Train No.12723 Hyderabad – New Delhi Telangana Express today i.e.5th January, 2016 at Ramgundam. The details of the incident are as follows:-

A co-passenger gave information to all concerned about a girl being forcibly taken to Delhi by Train No. 12723 Hyderabad-New Delhi Telangana Express (Coach No. S-5 Berth Nos. 3 & 5) and the message was received by Railway Protection Force (RPF), Secunderabad Division through Security Helpline No. 182. At the same time, Shri Divyansh Khunteta @Divyansh131 tweeted the matter @RailMinIndia, the twitter handle of Indian Railways, basing o­n the information received from the co-passenger, who happened to be his relative. Acting o­n the same, Shri Ved Prakash, Director, Information & Publicity, Railway Board, New Delhi passed o­n the information to Chief Public Relations Officer, South Central Railway who alerted Shri Sumati Shandilya, Senior Divisional Security Commissioner, Secunderabad Division o­n the matter, since the train was passing o­n the Division.

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) Personnel immediately swung into action, and o­n arrival of the train at Ramagundam Railway station, the Inspector, RPF along with RPF and GRP (Government Railway Police staff) rushed to the coach to enquire into the matter. o­n verification, it was found that the girl, Radha Lohar, aged 19 years, who lost her parents, a resident of Alipurduar District, West Bengal had been working with a placement agency, KT Enterprise in New Delhi and had come over to Hyderabad yesterday along with two persons, Kamruddin Ansari & Prem Kanti Tirkey for work and was returning to Delhi. The victim girl contacted a co-passenger and informed him about being taken to Delhi against her wish, which was passed o­n by him to the Railways.

The victim along with the accompanying passengers was detained at Ramangundam. The girl was taken under the protective custody of PRATHAM, an NGO. The RPF planned to send the victim home.   

Chief Public Relations Officer

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