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Two girls jumped off a moving bus in UP; Karnataka Education Minister chased KSRTC bus

Tabish Neyaz

Two girls jumped off a moving bus in UP; Karnataka Education Minister chased KSRTC bus

‘Two girls jumped off a moving bus in UP' over obscene comments from four youths whilst the bus driver refused to stop the bus. UP’s Greater Noida near Delhi witnessed yet another horrific scene when four youths allegedly harassed two school going girls.

The two girls, both students of class 12, claim to have taken this step when four youth made lewd comments at them and the driver refused to stop the bus.

The shameful incident happened on Thursday in Greater Noida near Delhi. The two students, both residents of Ranhera village, boarded a private bus headed towards Bulandshahr at around 10 am. Soon after they took seat in the middle of the vehicle, four youths in the front row started harassing them by passing obscene remarks.

The girls decided to get off the bus but the driver refused to pull the brakes. Instead, he accelerated the bus. Also, he didn’t stop at Beerampur village bus stand, where some fellow students of the girls were waiting. On being asked, the driver shamelessly claim to be taking a different route and so refused to take them even after repeated requests.

Shameful comments!

“The youths started commenting saying that the bus would not stop here. They said things like ‘aaj toh nahi rukegi bus’ (today the bus will not stop) and ‘mazaa aa gaya’ (it’s going to be fun today).

We sensed trouble and went towards the back of the bus from the middle as we were scared. My friend again asked to bus driver to stop but he continued to drive.Then we jumped from the bus one by one,” said one of the girls.

The police were informed and an FIR was registered. One of them sustained a hand and a leg fracture while the other had injuries in head, foot and waist.

‘Obscene remarks’ from youths not mentioned in the FIR!

Police reported that the parents of the victims have not mentioned ‘obscene remarks’ from the youths in the FIR. They only complained about the driver not stopping the vehicle. Therefore, only the bus driver has been booked under Sections 279 (rash driving), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life) and 337 (causing hurt to any person) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). According to the police, the driver has apologised and the matter is being resolved.

The end to this story leaves some striking questions for every reader, Whether or not the four youths ever repeat their mistake? When will India’s parents raise voice for their daughters or will they continue being regressive? And the biggest of all, have we left the potential law breakers astray?

Karnataka Education Minister chased KSRTC bus!

On a contrary note, 'Karnataka Education Minister chased KSRTC bus' for not picking school students despite their request. The students were waiting at a roadside bus stop in Koratagere taluk of Tumakuru district.

On seeing this, the minister, who was on the way to visit Madhugiri in Tamakuru district, chased the bus and blocked it on the state highway near the IK Colony in Neelagondana Halli limits of Koratagere taluk.

Confronting the driver and the conductor for their high-handedness and refusal to pick up school going students, the Education Minister, S Suresh Kumar not only sought explanation but also directed them to cumpulsorily stop and pick-up school-going children on their route.

Reacting to the incident, KSRTC tweeted, “The matter has been forwarded to the respected division to examine and take necessary action."

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