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Another case of molestation alleged aboard private bus in Khanna

Even as the Moga case continues to reverbate across the state, a similar case of molestation of a woman aboard a moving private bus surfaced in Khanna on Sunday. What makes the case even worse is that the bus did not stop after being signaled to stop by the police at a check-point and could finally only be apprehended after a chase.

punjab Updated: May 04, 2015 14:20 IST
HT Correspondent

Even as the Moga case continues to reverbate across the state, a similar case of molestation of a woman aboard a moving private bus surfaced in Khanna on Sunday. What makes the case even worse is that the bus did not stop after being signaled to stop by the police at a check-point and could finally only be apprehended after a chase.

Police have impounded the private bus belonging to Rajdeep Bus Company and registered a case against the driver, the conductor and the unidentified accused, who actually molested a 30-year-old, who had boarded the bus from Sirhind and was to go to Sahenwal. All accused are absconding.

In her complaint, the woman claimed that a man clad in a white kurta pyjama sat next to her in the bus and started touching her inappropriately. On protest, the man shifted to a seat behind her, but continued to pass lewd comments. "Complaints to the conductor made little difference. I then called up my husband, who informed the police," she states in her complaint.

The police then set up a naka near the Bija Chowk and force from three police stations - Doraha, Payal and Kot - was deputed at the checkpoint.

However, the bus did not stop at the signal and it was only after a chase that it stopped. However, the driver, conductor and the alleged molester fled from the spot. The victim was taken to the civil hospital for medical examination.

Khanna SSP Gurpreet Singh Gill said, "The driver Jagwinder Singh, conductor Kulwinder Singh and another unidentified accused have been booked under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to outrage a woman's modesty) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC. A manhunt is on for the accused."

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