Elphinstone Road stampede: The Hindu withdraws report about alleged molestation of victim, apologises

Recently, The Hindu has withdrawn its report about the alleged molestation of a woman victim of the stampede at the Elphinstone Road railway station on Friday morning which killed 23 people.

 Elphinstone Road stampede: The Hindu withdraws report about alleged molestation of victim, apologises

At least 23 people were killed in the stampede at Elphinstone Road station. PTI

The newspaper also issued an apology in which it states that an examination of the video clip which had earlier been tweeted by The Hindu's Vedika Chaubey did not warrant a conclusion that any such molestation took place.

It further said in its apology that the newspaper regretted the publication of the report, which failed "to adhere to journalistic norms".

Another report by The Independent on the same issue has also been taken down. Firstpost, too, had curated The Hindu report, and we sincerely apologise for the inadvertent oversight.

PTI had earlier reported that visuals have emerged showing some people allegedly stealing ornaments from a victim of the stampede.

While there were good samaritans who helped the injured in the time of distress, others saw an opportunity to make a quick buck in the face of tragedy.

"Acting on the visuals which were circulated on social media, we have initiated investigation in the ornament theft case," Assistant Commissioner of Police, Dadar, Sunil Deshmukh had said.

At least 23 people were killed and 38 injured in a rush hour stampede on a narrow foot-over-bridge (FOB) linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban stations during heavy rain on Friday morning.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Oct 04, 2017 08:14:44 IST