Girl slaps bus conductor for ‘misconduct’

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Bhubaneswar: Once again a girl took to social media to narrate her ordeal against misbehaviour by a conductor of a private passenger bus in Cuttack.

Instead of keeping silent, the braveheart, raised her voice and reportedly ‘slapped’ the conductor for trying to touch her inappropriately in the moving bus.

In a Facebook post, the victim wrote that the incident occurred when she was travelling back to Bhubaneswar after completing some official work from Cuttack on June 18.

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“After waiting for bus for long near Badambadi bus terminus, I had boarded a bus that was already packed to capacity. There was no space to stand properly inside the bus,” said the girl in her post.

She went on to narrate how the conductor was reaching other girls and touching them inappropriately in a bid to make some space in the bus. ‘’I got furious when the conductor intentionally tried to touch me in the same manner and I slapped him,’’ the girl narrated in her post.

This is for the second time that a girl has been misbehaved in a moving bus in Cuttack. Earlier, a lady journalist travelling in a bus to Cuttack from Kendrapara was also harassed by a co-passenger in March this year.

Meanwhile, taking serious note of repeated incidents of harassments in public transport, the Commissionerate Police has decided to conduct a probe.

Police Commissioner YB Khurania, speaking to OTV, urged the girl to lodge a complaint in connection with the incident.

“In case of such incidents, apart from social media, information should also be passed to local police station so that action can be taken. We will check the social media and look what action can be taken,” said Khurania.

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