Durgapur: A group of ten dacoits robbed two lakh rupees from hundreds of passengers and raped a woman in a moving train on Sunday.

According to eyewitnesses, the miscreants’ boarded Ahmedpur-Katwa passenger train between Pachundi and Amalgram section of the eastern railway’s Howrah division.

“The dacoits held me on a gun point and forced to stop the train and started looting the people in Katwa area” Guard Deepak Kumar Sarkar said.

The woman has been identified as Annapoorna Das Bairagya, a resident of Amalgram.

“The dacoits snatched thousand rupees from me. Then they asked for my ear rings. When I refused to give them, they dragged me out of the train and raped me near the rail tracks and fled.” Annapoorna said.

Passengers later lodged a complaint at Katwa Police station.

(JPN/Bureau)