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A month on after Delhi gang-rape, another outrage on moving bus
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Gurgaon, January 16, 2013
First Published: 00:14 IST(16/1/2013)
Last Updated: 15:36 IST(7/9/2013)

Exactly one month after the Delhi gang rape shook the nation, a college student was allegedly molested on a state-owned Haryana Roadways bus on Tuesday morning while her co-passengers kept watching, amused by the show.

What’s more, the driver and the conductor, both state government employees, didn't come to her rescue. Instead, they blamed her dress — a pair of jeans and a T-shirt — for attracting attention.

The girl, a BSc first-year student, was on her way to college when a co-passenger groped her. She protested, but when he did not stop, she slapped the offender. And the driver and his colleague then turned on her for creating a scene.  

But the matter did not end there. The girl went to her college and submitted a written complaint to her college principal, who then took up the matter with the Gurgaon Police.

But a police case is yet to be registered as the consent of the girl’s father — who is currently out of town and is expected to be back on Wednesday — is required for that. The girl was too shocked to file a formal complaint.

DCP (west) of Gurgaon Police Surinder Pal said, “I am not aware of any such incident. But immediate action will be taken against the culprit once we receive a complaint.”

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