Bengaluru: Pushed out of moving KSRTC bus, female student suffers injuries

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Nov 19: After the conductor of a moving KSRTC bus pushed a girl student of a PU college in the city out of the door, she suffered injuries and lost a tooth. The objection put forth by the conductor was that student passes were not allowed in that bus. The injured girl happens to be Bhoomika, a first year PU student of Jyothi Kendriya Vidyala, Yelachenahalli.

The girl had boarded the KSRTC bus to Kanakapura at 3 pm on November 11. When the conductor tried to issue her a ticket, she said she was in possession of student pass. The conductor asked her to get down, as such passes were not allowed in that bus. He refused to allow her to travel till the next stop to get down, and pushed her when the bus was on the move. Bhoomika, whose face banged against the ground, suffered injuries on her forehead and left knee besides losing a tooth.

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Those who saw her bleeding, took her to hospital. She later filed complaint in Konanakunte police station, accusing Shivashankar, conductor, attached to Harohalli depot, of causing injuries intentionally. The police booked Shivashankar for crimes under section 325 of Indian Penal Code.

Bhoomika's mother, Shivaratna, said her daughter was travelling over a 100 km every day to be able to study in a good college. She accused conductors of refusing students to travel by their buses as their collections get hit. She said that the bus staff did not care to stop even after knowing that the student was injured. She termed her daughter as lucky to survive he scare created by a city bus which was closely following, but its driver applied brakes before it could crush the fallen student.

KSRTC managing director Shivayogi, condemned the behaviour of his staff. He said that the bus concerned was long distance one in which passes are not allowed. He said that the conductor has been suspended from service and that in addition to ongoing investigation by the police, a departmental inquiry has been initiated.


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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    Attempt to Murder ...

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  • myna, Mysuru

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Conductor should be framed for attempt to murder. This act shows the attitude of the conductor towards students who are struggling to empower themselves through education. Unless such employees are dismissed and prosecuted for this criminal act there is no salvation for helpless citizens.

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  • KV Kamath, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Crores are swallowed by politicians and others. No great burden for Public even if she is allowed. Sorry to read the news. Wishing her speedy recovery.

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  • Salim, Bagalkot

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Conductor should be put behind bars for at least a year. These people are not public servants but hooligans.

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  • Mohan Prabhu, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    The conductor should have been arrested, handcuffed and dragged in the police van into custody until a court date is fixed for his trial. Hope this was done, though not stated in the report.

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  • Kiran Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    KSRTC,BMTC buses are the property of the public which are operated by Tax payer money & money collected from the public. All students should be allowed to travel free in these buses. But the Conductors & the drivers think that they own the buses. Suspension is not a punishment, it's like gettng 75% salary without working, punishment should be termination from job.
    How can a conductor push a student from a moving bus?
    Uneducated & uncivilised behaviour.
    Go to foreign countries & see how all students are allowed to travel free including childrens of other country.

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  • Eva, Kirem

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    You are right suspension is not a punishment. Students wake up until he is punished . It will be a lesson to all those bad conductors and drivers.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Kiran D souza,Mangalore,in one way you are right.Why should students cant travel with govt.bus?Then where are their pass are applicable when not in govt.?Conductor should have atleast cash from her to pay when pass is not applicable.A girl to push out from bus is a crime,.Thank God she survived.I find other students should have caught hold of him for injustice.second in foreign countrys students are not allowed to travel for umme.They should have valid a either students pass or pay reduced price with students ID .after some distance.children after seven years have to pay too if they dont posses a card.with card less. Control is every day but when controlled no card or ticket have to pay hefty fine.or parents are repeated faults,either arrest to certain time if heavy penalty payment.And is registered as a law violater-This conductor should be made to pay for her doctors bill and dental cost.Over that compansation to her.

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