Girl alleges molestation by conductor in bus
After a woman scribe was molested in a private bus by a co-passenger in a bus from Kendrapada to Bhubaneswar a couple of months ago, another girl has now alleged that she was molested by a conductor in a bus from Cuttack to the capital city.
The shocking incident came to the fore after the girl posted her ordeal on Facebook. However, unlike the previous victim, she did not keep quite to suffer the humiliation. Instead, the courageous girl gave a tight slap to the conductor much to the delight of the other passengers.
In her Facebook post, the girl wrote that the incident occurred when she was travelling back to Bhubaneswar from Cuttack on June 18. “After waiting for bus for a long time at Badambadi bus stand, I had boarded a bus that was already jam packed. There was no space to stand properly inside the bus,” said the girl in her post.
She stated further the conductor was touching the other girls indecently on the guise of making space in the crowded bus. ‘’I got livid with rage when the conductor intentionally tried to touch me in the same manner and I slapped him,’’ the girl stated in her post.
However, Commissioner of Police YB Khurania said action would be initiated if the victim lodges a complaint. “In such incidents, apart from social media, information should also be passed to the local police so that action can be taken. We will check the social media and look what action can be taken,” said Khurania.
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