The crime rate against women continues to increase multi-fold in India, even after the tragic death of a 23-year-old medical student on Saturday sparked outcry over the country's inefficient system of protecting women.
In a recent incident reported in the national capital, another girl has been molested in a bus.
The victim was allegedly molested by a bus conductor at around 11 pm near Mandi House in central Delhi on Saturday. The 16-year-old girl said that she was allegedly molested by an off-duty conductor from another bus. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus, in which the girl was travelling, was plying from Khayala to Lajpat Nagar.
Ranjit Singh, the accused, was arrested near Mandi House after the conductor and driver of the DTC bus gave their statements. Police have also detained the driver and conductor of the bus.
"The girl had boarded cluster orange bus. When it reached near Mandi House around 11pm, she was molested by the conductor of another bus who was travelling in the same vehicle," a senior police official told PTI.
"The girl left her house at around 9:30pm. The bus reached Mandi House at around 11pm. A separate case of kidnapping is found registered about the same girl at her home police station. She left the house due to unhappiness with her family," the official added.
Police have registered a case against the accused under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC.