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Protests erupt after recovery of dead bodies of two women from two separate trains in Assam
The actual picture of the rail passengers' safety came to light as dead bodies of two women including an agriculture university student were recovered under mysterious circumstances from two different moving trains in Assam within 30 hours of each other.

A girl student of Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat was brutally murdered by some miscreants while she was travelling on an intercity train on June 11. Her body was recovered from a toilet of the train after the train reached Simaluguri Junction.

According to police reports, the miscreants had murdered the student by strangulating her with a handkerchief and pouring acid before snatching from her rupees 10 thousand in cash which her mother had given for buying a smartphone. The victim was a fifth semester student. Her mother is a fourth grade employee at a Hindi medium private school located in Sibsagar town. She was a brilliant student who had secured more than 80 per cent marks in both High School and Higher Secondary Leaving Certificate Examinations. The victim was the eldest progeny of her family whose father had died 15 years ago in a road accident. Her family originally hailed from Bihar. After the unfortunate death of her father, her mother had take on the entire responsibility of the family.

In the other incident, a middle-aged woman was brutally murdered by unidentified miscreants in Avadh Assam Express travelling from Dibrugarh to Lalgarh on Wednesday. Her body was too recovered from a toilet of the train. Despite the police registering two separate cases on the basis of the victims' kin, the culprits are yet to be nabbed.

These brutal incidents have rocked the state. As soon as these incidents came to light some organisations including the All Assam Students' Union (AASU), strongly protested against the utter failure of the railway police in providing adequate safety to the rail passengers. Some organisations have demanded immediate compensation of rupees 20 lakh be released to the family of the deceased student.

Submitting a memorandum to Minister of State (Rail) Rajen Gohain they have also demanded a job for her mother in the Railway Department. Similarly, the murder of the middle-aged woman has been also protested by some organisations demanding adequate compensation for the victim's family. The Congress has alleged that these are the symptoms of complete breakdown of the law and order situation in the state under the BJP-led regime.

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