Crime

UP shocker: Pregnant woman killed for objecting to smoking in train

Shahjahanpur: A pregnant woman was allegedly strangled to death on a train for objecting to a co-passenger smoking, a senior Government Railway Police (GRP) official said.

Chinat Devi (45) was travelling with her family in the general compartment of Punjab-Bihar Jallianwala Express on Friday night when she objected to a co-passenger, identified as Sonu Yadav, smoking.

After a heated argument, Yadav attacked the woman and strangled her, A K Pandey, GRP police station in-charge, Shahjahanpur, said.

He added that the train was stopped at Shahjahanpur and the woman was rushed to a hospital where the doctors declared her dead.

The deceased and her family were on their way to Bihar for taking part in chhath puja festivities. The accused was arrested and the body was sent for post-mortem.

PTI

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