Soumya was brutally assaulted and pushed off the train by the accused. The accused also jumped off the train and raped her on February 1, 2011.

Soumya, a 23-year-old woman from Manjakkad , Kerala was pushed off from a passenger train while she was going from Ernakulam to Shornur .

The incident took place in train number 56608, Ernakulam Junction-Shoranur Junction passenger train immediately after it left the Vallathol Nagar railway station.

According to the prosecution, Govindachami, hailing from Virudhachalam in Tamil Nadu tried to rob Soumya in a deserted ladies' compartment, smashed her head against the wall when she resisted, pushed her hands into the gap of a closing door and threw her out of the train.