A girl was rescued as her traffickers were whisking her away in a train, thanks to an alert co-passenger who informed the authorities through Twitter.
The incident came to light onboard the Telangana SF Express which was going from Hyderabad to New Delhi. The victim, a teenage girl who originally hails from West Bengal informed a co-passenger that she was being taken to Delhi against her will.
The co-passenger tweeted the image to the Indian Railways Twitter Handle – @RailMinIndia – and within forty minutes, the Indian Railways authorities had the situation under control.
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) January 5, 2016
The Indian Railways has been quite active on Twitter, primarily due to the efforts of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, a tech-savvy minister who was in the news for taking prompt action due to a complain on Twitter.
I never thought I’d say this, but good job, Indian Railways!
If you are genuinely impressed note down these two Twitter handles – @RailMinIndia and @sureshpprabhu. You never know when they might come handy!
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