One arrested for attack on US woman in Mumbai local train

Mumbai Railway Police today 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," a senior railway police official told PTI.

Tiwari had slashed the victim on her neck and cheek when she refused to part with her iPhone while travelling in a first-class ladies' compartment of a Borivali-bound local train at about 5 pm 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 in Mumbai since a year. On the day of the attack, she had gone to Colaba for a prayer meet.

Story First Published: August 26, 2013 17:20 IST

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