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Gurgaon: Driver arrested for molesting and attacking nurse on bus

gurgaon Updated: Jun 28, 2017 22:44 IST
Ipsita Pati
Ipsita Pati
Hindustan Times
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The incident took place on the Pataudi-Rewari route after the woman, a nurse, boarded the bus at Rewari.(HT representative photo)

The Gurgaon police arrested a 38-year-old bus driver on Tuesday night for allegedly molesting and attacking a 26-year-old passenger.

The incident took place on the Pataudi-Rewari route after the woman, a nurse, boarded the bus at Rewari. The accused bus driver was identified by the police as 38-year-old Mukesh Kumar.

In her complaint to the police, the victim alleged that the driver passed lewd comments at her and threatened her when she resisted his advances. She had taken a seat near the driver’s.

She alleged that when she resisted,the accused assaulted her and even tore off her clothes. She said though there weren’t too many passengers in the bus, they protested his conduct. But the driver paid scant regard to any of them, she said.

After getting off the bus, the woman dialled 100 and reported the incident to the police control room.

A case was registered at Pataudi police station under sections 354D (stalking a woman), 354C (voyeurism) 354B (assault or use of criminal force on woman with intent to disrobe) of the Indian Penal Code.

Around 9.30pm on Tuesday, the police arrested the accused from the bus stand.

“We are investigating the matter. We will also be conducting a sensitisation drive in the area to make bus and auto drivers aware of the laws in such cases. We believe it will help us curb violence against women in the area,” Tribhuvan Singh, station house officer, Pataudi police station, said.

Read I Sharp rise in rape, molestation cases make women feel unsafe in Gurgaon

Gurgaon has, of late, has been in the news over a rise in incidents of crime against women.

On June 6, a 25-year-old woman from Nepal was allegedly molested by a resident of Nirvana Country, an upscale residential society in the city.

On May 29, a woman alleged that she was gang-raped in a van at Manesar and the accused choked her infant daughter to death before fleeing the scene.

On May 24, a 25-year-old woman from Darjeeling claimed that she was molested by an unknown person at Sohna Road. The victim worked as a nurse at a house located on Sohna Road.

On May 14, a 26-year-old woman from Sikkim alleged that she was gang-raped by three men in a moving car after being kidnapped near Sukhrali village.

On February 20, an assistant professor from Meghalaya teaching in a Delhi college was allegedly molested by an auto-rickshaw driver while travelling from Huda City Centre to her residence in Sector 51.

First Published: Jun 28, 2017 22:44 IST