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 A 40-year-old woman along with her 15-year-old daughter jumped off a moving train after a group of men attempted to rape the girl on board Howrah-Jodhpur Express late Saturday night, reported Hindustan Times.

The mother and daughter who were traveling from Kolkata to Delhi in an unreserved coach were forced to jump off the train when the men tried to drag the girl into the toilet. The incident happened when the train was between Chandari and Kanpur railway stations.

The two fainted after jumping off the train. They remained unconscious for nearly two hours. After regaining consciousness, the injured woman and her daughter walked to the Chandari railway station where people called an ambulance and rushed them to the Lala Lajpat Rai hospital.

The Government Railway Police (GRP) came to know about the incident late on Sunday.

“We are in the process of registering an FIR on the complaint,” said Ram Mohan Rai, SHO, GRP Kanpur.

The woman’s husband works in a private firm in Delhi and the daughter is a student of Class 9 in Kolkata.

The woman told the police that the group of nearly 10-15 men started taunting and teasing her daughter soon after the train left Howrah.

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