Locals have handed over three alleged molesters to police after beating them
A schoolgirl has been sexually assaulted on a moving bus at Siddhirganj upazila in Narayanganj allegedly by the vehicle’s conductor.
The incident took place on a Rajanigandha Paribahan bus in the upazila’s Shimrail area on Monday evening, Siddhirganj police station’s OC Shahin Parvez told Bangla Tribune.
Locals, however, caught the bus’ driver Habibur Rahman, his assistant Joy, and conductor Soleman of the bus and handed them over to police after a good beating.
According to police, the 10th grader, who lives in the upazila’s Mijmiji area, got on the bus from Sanarpar Mouchak bus stand in the evening to go to Shimrail Intersection.
The girl was left alone in bus when other passengers got off as the vehicle was stuck in a traffic jam before Shimral.
Using the opportunity, Soleman sexually assaulted her and attempted to rape her at the time, while driver Habibur drove the bus to an isolated spot.
However, locals rushed to the girl’s rescue after hearing her cries for help. After rescuing her, they beat Habibur, Soleman and Joy, before handing them over to the police.
Police also impounded the bus afterwards.
OC Shahin said a case was being filed against the trio over the incident.