Woman stabbed to death in local train compartment
A woman was allegedly stabbed to death by an unidentified man this morning
A vegetable vendor woman was stabbed at around 4 am, according to the Vasai Government Railway Police. The victim was later identified as Panga Andher who boarded the luggage compartment towards Churchgate end of the train at 3.59 am.
An unidentified man entered the compartment when the train moved and stabbed the victim on her lower right abdomen. Motorman heard her screams for help. However, the suspect managed to jump out and fled towards the east side when the train came to a halt at Vasai railway station.
Andher sustained around three stab wounds. The attack was allegedly made with a chopper. She was rushed to the nearby Ravi hospital but was declared dead on admission. Police said that the involvement of more than one person is not ruled out.
The victim was on her way to sell vegetables and was to alight at Borivli, police said.
They also said that initial investigations suggest that it must have been an attempt to rob the victim. A manhunt has been launched for the suspect.