Pune: A 40-year-old woman, Sushma Khandelwal, lost valuables worth Rs 2.70 lakh during a train journey from Indore to Pune on Monday. She was travelling in a third AC coach and a case has been registered with the Railway Protection Force (RPF), Pune.
According to Sushma, she was travelling with her one-year-old son and four-year-old daughter in train 22944 Indore-Pune Express and her ticket was booked in B-1 coach. When the train arrived at Kalyan at 5.45 am, she found her purse missing.
“When the train arrived at Kalyan station, there was movement of passengers and suddenly I found that my purse was not there. It contained Rs 35,000 cash and an i-phone worth Rs 50,000, besides my PAN card. When the train arrived at Pune station, I immediate filed a complaint with RPF, Pune.” She has also tweeted to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Indian Railways.
When the incident occurred, Sushma called her sister at 7.30 am to block the ATM-cum-debit cards lost. But after an hour, the card was used somewhere in Mumbai and the thief withdrew Rs 2 lakh. She alleged that the Axis Bank customer care centre her sister called was negligent and caused her a loss of Rs 2 lakh. The case has been transferred to Kalyan GRP for investigation, said a senior official from RPF, Pune.