Conductor who allegedly pushed a girl out of KSRTC bus in Yelachenahalli suspended. Police officials said the accused will be arrested soon.
By Vivek Kumar
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has suspended the bus-conductor who misbehaved with a 16-year-old girl, Chief Operating Manager J Anthony George informed.
He said, “The information came from the police on Monday and we have suspended the conductor. Necessary action will be taken as the investigation proceeds.”
The girl from Kanakapura, a student in Jyoti Vidya Kendra, was allegedly pushed out of a KSRTC bus on November 11. The girl was travelling with a student bus pass, but the conductor said it was not valid in the bus.
The incident took place near Yelachenahalli metro station, which is about a kilometer away from the college.
The girl’s mother said that the conductor did not listen to her and pushed her out of the bus. The vicitm sustained minor injuries on her head, face and knee. Her S teeth were also broken. She was taken to the Sri Sai Ram Hospital in Yelachenahalli.
The girl said that they went to Harohalli depot to complain about the incident to KSRTC. But the authorities did not respond to their complaint. So, the family filed a First Information Report (FIR) in Konanakunte police station on November 16.
Konankunte Police said, “The conductor’s phone number is switched off and we are unable to contact him yet. But we are in contact with the local bus depot and we will arrest him soon.”
A total of 94 employees of KSRTC were involved in cases of assault and rude behaviour in 2017-18 as per KSRTC annual report. The report said that necessary actions were taken.
The girl is unable to attend classes since the incident for one week now.