Moga revisited: 3 girls harassed on Punjab buses in separate cases
Even as blame-game over the death of a girl after being pushed from a moving bus in Moga continues, at least two cases of alleged harassment on three girls – including one in a vehicle allegedly belonging to an Akali leader – have come to light.
In the first incident, two sisters aged 13 and 15 years were allegedly harassed by the conductor of a private bus said to be owned by an Akali leader in Muktsar district, their father said in a complaint to the police last night. The girls hailing from Kotli Sangar village in Muktsar had come to the tehsil office to get their Aadhaar cards made.
On their way back on Wednesday evening, the bus conductor allegedly harassed them. They were asked to disembark from the vehicle at Kotkapura <g data-gr-id="21">chowk,</g> after they confronted the conductor, their father said in the complaint.
Muktsar SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal has confirmed that he had received the complaint and as per the guidelines of the Supreme Court, a case has been registered. He, however, said that an investigation was under progress. Meanwhile, Punjab Students Union (PSU) activists staged demonstrations at Kotli Sangar village, demanding action against the bus conductor and its owner.
In another incident, a 23-year old girl was allegedly harassed by a Phagwara-based college student Sumeet Kumar (21) in a private bus at Laddowal in Ludhiana district on Wednesday, police said.Kumar has been arrested.
The incidents come in the backdrop of a case, wherein a girl was molested and pushed out of a moving bus, leading to her death, in Moga last month.The incident had <g data-gr-id="25">lead</g> to a massive political outcry.