In Chandigarh, a 58-year-old man was arrested by the police when he assaulted a woman bus conductor in a local bus within Chandigarh. However, the man was not a permanent resident of Chandigarh and was travelling in a local bus in Chandigarh.
Another Assaulting Case In The City
The UT Police arrested a 58-year-old man on Friday for assaulting a woman conductor of a CTU bus. The incident happened at the Housing Board light point. The 58-year-old has been identified as Vijay Katoch, a resident of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.
The SHO of the Manimajra police station said that a team of police officials immediately rushed to the Housing board light point when they received an information that a 58-year-old man and a woman bus conductor had gotten into a serious argument. Jasmine, the woman conductor of the CTU bus asked Harminder Singh to buy a ticket. Vijay Katoch said he won’t buy the ticket as he had a bus pass, but when Jasmine asked him to show the pass he refused. After refusing, Vijay Katoch started abusing her and also assaulted her.
Misbehaving And Eve Teasing In The Buses
It’s really shameful as a lot of women conductors said that misbehaving and eve teasing in the buses is a very common thing. They said that in a lot of cases they ignore such things but sometimes they have to take a strict action against the troublemakers. Around 70 women conductors work in the CTU buses
The driver of the CTU bus and the passengers travelling in the bus rescued Jasmine and also caught Vijay Katoch. They informed the police about the incident and the police immediately rushed to the Housing Board light point.
Jasmine filed a complaint against Vijay Katoch and he has been arrested by the Manimajra Police under different sections of the Indian Penal Code. Vijay Katoch has been sent to the judicial custody after the Manimajra police produced him in the court.
Most of the woman conductors complain that passenger misbehaviour and eve-teasing are common in buses.
Source: The Times Of India, Image Source = Hindustan Times
Image for representational purpose only.
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