Punjab: Mother, daughter jump off moving bus to avoid molestation, girl dies

moga-woman-molestation-548_635659832737809373CHANDIGRAH: In a shocking incident, a 13-year-old girl died and her mother was seriously injured in Punjab after they were forced to jump out of a moving bus to prevent getting molested.
The incident took place Wednesday night on the Moga-Bhatinda highway, near Moga city. The 35-year-old woman, wife of a marginal farmer, was travelling with her daughter and 14-year-old son in a AC bus operated by Orbit Bus Service – allegedly owned by the family of Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal – when some youths started to harass the girl.
When her mother complained about the lewd comments to the driver and conductor of the bus they laughed it off. The conductor, reportedly, joined the youth in the act.The woman then asked the driver to stop the bus but the driver responded by further increasing the speed of the vehicle.
Fearing that they will be sexually assaulted, the woman and her daughter jumped off the bus. Her son was left on the bus.Passersby took them to a nearby hospital. While the 14-year-old girl was declared brought dead, her mother is battling for her life.
The driver later abandoned the bus and fled with his accomplices. However, the police have managed the driver and the conductor today morning.

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