14-year-old girl tragically jumps onto railway tracks in Athens


A 14-year-old tragically died in Athens on Thursday afternoon after jumping onto the rails at Moschato electric railway station.

Reports claim the young girl suicided after having reported a 42-year-old man of sexually molesting her the previous day, police sources said.

The girl’s parents had filed a report with the Police Protection of Minors department and the 42-year-old, who runs a shop in the Moschato district, was arrested and was to appear before a police court on Thursday.

According to sources, he had previously also molested an underage friend of the 14-year-old.

The girl instantly died when she fell off the platform and onto the tracks at the ISAP electric railway station in Moschato at 3pm on Thursday afternoon.

According to eye-witness accounts, the girl was waiting quietly on the platform for the train, along with the rest of the passengers, when she suddenly jumped onto the tracks.

The operation of the ISAP trains was interrupted as police and fire brigade officers tried to remove the body, with trains running only from Piraeus to Faliro station and from Tavros to Kifissia until about 6pm.

Police are currently investigating the tragic incident.


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