• Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021
  • Last Update : 12:59 am

Bus conductor held for assaulting DU female student

  • Published at 10:17 pm October 8th, 2021
web-sexual-assault-shadows-bigstock-1531229197024.jpg
Bigstock

She was repeatedly kicked and punched by the man

Police have detained a bus conductor for assaulting a female student of Dhaka University on her way home in the capital's Rampura area on Thursday evening.

Rafia Tamanna, a final-year student of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, said she filed a general diary with Rampura police station on Thursday night in this connection.

The student, also a journalist herself, boarded a bus of "Torongo Plus" on Rampura road around 7pm on Thursday, according to the complaint.

Rafia said she was being continuously harassed and catcalled by the bus conductor since she boarded the bus with the number plate “Dhaka Metro Ka 15-7778".

"He threatened to throw me off the running bus when I showed him my student ID card and demanded a half pass," she said.

“A good female student should not be all alone on a bus at night,” Rafia quoted the conductor. Rafia said: “When he approached me, I got scared and slapped him out of reflex, as you know the experiences of a woman in a local bus are not very pleasant in Bangladesh."


Also Read - DU student accuses classmate of sexual assault


"Then the man repeatedly punched me, kicked me, and was prepared to throw me off the bus when the driver intervened and pulled him back," she added.

After getting down from the bus, Rafia said, she went to Rampura police station right away and filed a general diary (GD), a copy of which was obtained by UNB.

At one point, she slapped the conductor, who then struck her several times in the face, resulting in profuse bleeding from her nose.

Officer-in-Charge of Rampura police station Md Rafikul Islam said: “After receiving the GD copy, we took the accused to the police station. Action will be taken against him as per the law."

76
Facebook 70
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail