She was on her way to receive the President’s Medal for excellence on Teacher’s Day, but the principal from Madhya Pradesh was allegedly drugged and robbed in the AC coach of her Gwalior-Delhi train.
According to police, Rekha Saxena, principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Gwalior had boarded the train Samta Express with her cousin Surendra Saxena around noon on Thursday.
DCP, Railways, Dumbere Milind Mahadeo, said that the incident took place near Mathura in UP and an FIR had been registered with the Nizamuddin Govern Railway Police based on a complaint from the victim’s cousin.
“We have transferred the case to Mathura GRP. The complainant has alleged that he was robbed of Rs 50,000 and a watch which was kept in the handbag,” Mahadeo was quoted as saying.
The DCP added, “The victims were taken to Moolchand Hospital on Wednesday evening because the woman was unconscious while the man said he was drowsy.”
The police said that they were yet to detect the chemicals used in making them unconscious. Meanwhile Rekha is undergoing treatment in ICU in Delhi’s Moolchand Hospital while her cousin’s condition is believed to be stable.
The victim told police that three passengers befriended them as they said they were returning from Nagpur adding that all three were under 30.
He told police, “At 2.30 pm, we started having lunch and passed on some chutney to them. After taking a small portion, they returned the rest to us, which my sister ate. It seems they had mixed something in the chutney because after lunch, my sister dozed off.”
“After the train left Mathura around 4 pm, they gave me a cup of tea. I did not take it. I was woken up by cleaners at Nizamuddin Railway Station,” Saxena said.