After Nirbhaya, another girl thrown out of a moving bus in Bangalore after sexual assault
India seems to be a hotbed for women molestation and rape cases with Delhi being a melting pot for rapists. When one talks about rape cases, Nirbhaya's case springs up immediately, where she was gang-raped inside a moving bus. A similar scenario took shape in Bangalore, where a a 23-year-old student from Haryana was thrown out from a moving Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus few days ago. This Bangalore incident may not have been a gang-rape case, but a situation, where the bus driver took advantage of the situation, as she was new to the city.
victim, who did not know Kannada, asked the driver to drop her near
Deve Gowda petrol bunk, but, the driver refused to do so and
allegedly turned the bus around and verbally abused her and tried to
touch her inappropriately. Such cases will only send shivers down the
spine of Indian women.
Revanna, deputy commissioner of police (Bangalore South), said, “The
accused is now in Judicial custody. And the girl has recovered now,
and is with her family members. She is yet to give her statement
about the incident. Meanwhile, the investigations are going on.'' AV
Siddartha, 31, a driver-cum-conductor of BMTC has been arrested in
the case. He has been booked for murder attempt, assault with intent to
outrage a woman's modesty etc.
Democratic Women's Association(AIDWA) , Karnataka
General Secretary, Laxmi was asked about the case,
she was not satisfied with the police investigation, as she felt it
was moving at a very slow pace. She said, ''There is a need for the
police to take up the case on a serious note. We have also written a
memorandum to the BMTC head office, state government and Home
ministry demanding for an overall care of the victim by the
girl is now undergoing treatment in the ICU at the KIMS hospital for
head injuries and the driver has been taken into judicial custody.
Reportedly, the girl landed at Bangalore City railway station around
midnight from Chandigarh and she went to Kempegowda bus station to
catch a bus to her relative's house in Padmanabhanagar, south
Bangalore. All the passengers barring the student got down at the
last stop at Banashankari.
further added, “Rapes have become a common issue for the
government, the government should try to curb it, but unfortunately
that are neglecting it. There is no intervention of the politicians
in this issue, they just do short term promises, but there is no
thought for a long term prevention of this issue.”