4-yr-old abused, school bus conductor booked

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Nov 04, 2014 15:07 IST

A school bus conductor was arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a four-year-old girl in Kharar on Monday.The accused has been identified as Anil Kumar, 24, resident of Choti Majri in SAS Nagar.The victim, a kindergarten student at Ajit Karam Singh International Public school (AKSIPS), Sector 125, Kharar, used to travel in the school bus in which the conductor was deployed for the past six months.

On Monday morning, the victim complained of stomach pain and refused to go to school. On her mother’s insistence, she revealed that her bus conductor had sexually abused her on Saturday while she was returning home in the school bus, and warned her against disclosing the matter to anyone.

The shocked mother rushed the victim to a local hospital and lodged a police complaint against the bus conductor. Taking swift action, the police nabbed the accused.

He was booked under Section 4 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The victim’s parents had shifted to Kharar from Himachal Pradesh in a bid to provide better education to their son and daughter. After the incident, the victim’s father said they would withdraw their daughter’s admission and return to Himachal.

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