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Driver held for harassing girl inside bus

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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Police on Wednesday arrested the driver of a passenger bus for harassing a female student sexually inside his running bus in the capital.

The arrestee is Mahabubur Rahman. He was arrested in Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Lalbagh Division Additional Deputy Commissioner Kudrat-e-Khuda said this while briefing journalists in this regard on Thursday.

Earlier, on the night of July 24, the student disclosed the incident on her Facebook page after she was molested inside the bus on her way home from Dhanmondi.

When the matter came to the notice of the police, they contacted the girl. Later, the girl's father filed a case with the Lalbagh Police Station. Soon afterward, police conducted a raid and arrested the bus driver. According to the case statement, the girl started listening to music with headphones after getting on the bus and fell asleep soon.

After all the passengers got off, the student was alone on the bus. When the bus driver's assistant misbehaved with the student, she started shouting. Even after the student asked the bus to stop, the driver kept the bus running.

At one point, when the bus slowed down near Azimpur Girls School, the student jumped off the bus.

The police identified the accused after seeing the footage from the close-circuit camera and arrested him subsequently. They also seized the bus.