The US police were shocked because the woman was raped and the passengers just stood and watched

US police are criticizing passengers on a train for not intervening but just watching a woman being assaulted and raped.

Fiston Ngoy, suspected of raping women on ships in the US. Photo: Fox News
Fiston Ngoy, suspected of raping women on ships in the US. Photo: Fox News

According to RT, the rape is believed to have occurred around 11pm on October 13 when a train of the Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) was traveling from Philadelphia to the neighboring suburb of Upper Darby, are in the state of Pennsylvania, USA.

SEPTA said one of its employees discovered the suspect was raping a woman and called the police. Officers quickly arrived on the scene and arrested 35-year-old suspect Fiston Ngoy.

Timothy Bernhardt, a senior officer with the Upper Darby police force, said the incident was recorded by security cameras and this is the clearest evidence to help investigators accuse Ngoy of assault and rape. others.

Video from the security camera also shows that the passengers on the train just stood and watched without helping or calling for help to the victim.

"It's really disturbing," Officer Bernhardt told local broadcaster WCAU-TV on October 15. "I was shocked. There are no words to describe it. I just can't understand why not a single passenger on the train came to help the victim."

US police were shocked when many passengers witnessed the rape but did not intervene. Illustration: Stock
US police were shocked when many passengers witnessed the rape but did not intervene. Illustration: Stock

Bernhardt added that many people witnessed the incident and could have intervened, but that did not happen. "People should have done something," Officer Bernhardt told KYW-TV.

US police are identifying people on the ship at the time of the rape to take statements. SEPTA said the incident could have been prevented sooner if a passenger had called 911.

"SEPTA urges anyone who witnessed the crime to report it," said Andrew Busch, a spokesman for SEPTA.

An article on Fox News also said that some passengers not only did not help but also took out their phones to record video of the incident.

The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries following the incident. Police said Ngoy did not know the woman. Currently, the 35-year-old suspect is still being detained for investigation.

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