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Bhutanese woman allegedly molested in Bangalore

Dec 27, 2012

BhutaneseMolestedA 23-year-old Bhutanese woman working in real estate as a junior executive was allegedly molested, and her older sister, a civil engineer in the same firm, man-handled, by a bus conductor and a driver in Bangalore, Wednesday morning.

Speaking to BBS today, the older sister said, they had taken a Volvo bus to work when the incident happened. She said the conductor misbehaved with them while issuing bus tickets. She said they were told to get out of the bus even after they had paid for the tickets.

They got down at the Tin factory near K.R Puram and started walking hoping to take an auto, but the conductor and the driver followed them. She said they then dragged her sister and took her inside the bus, closed the door, and molested her sister then. The bus had also started moving by then.

The older sister ran and stood in front of the bus and managed to stop them.

The two sisters had approached two traffic police nearby for help, but were asked to put up a complaint to the police station and not to them.

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BBS got in touch with three police stations in K.R Puram. One of the inspectors, Vasudev, said the women did not file any complaint in any of the police stations in K. R Puram.

The older sister had called the toll free number 100, and had complained about the harassment but had not filed an FIR as they believed that it involved the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and its treatment of passengers, especially, women.  She said lodging one more complaint would have made their first complaint redundant.

The police have not taken any action in spite of the women submitting the bus number of the accused.

The older sister also said that if BMTC’s ongoing investigation does not result in satisfactory action, they will lodge a formal complaint with the Police.

Both women have been on leave from work since Wednesday and will not be returning until Monday as they remain shaken by the incident.


4 Comments for “Bhutanese woman allegedly molested in Bangalore”

  1. Tshering

    It is a unfortunate part happen to our bhutanese who are working outside the country. I say lodge a strong complain, and you will get the justice. Seek help from Bhutan Embassy.

  2. Get No Happiness

    Dpt do something about. Must put pressure on India to give justice to this two gals. This attack is not only to two gals buy whole of bhutanese. NAtionwide rise in th country should be held to support our girls.

    • dokdok merak sakten

      Yes it is unfortunate incident and I do not condone such behavior from the bus conductor and the driver. But having said that, listening through the lines of the victim on bbs, I could also sense that the victims were also trying to make their point and not committed to back from it even by an inch. I think as a person living in a foreign land we need to be extra careful and sometimes need to give in and not be stubborn ( although you are right). I cannot imagine if things turned out worst after all the accused are just driver and conductor of a bus…and for them life would be much easier in a prison than struggling to make ends meet working on the bus. Be extra carful…..

  3. Robika bansali

    Bhutan should wake up on time. It is painful. Girls are the most victimized people. Just visualize your own daughters and sisters and even your loved ones in such situation. In the crowd a young girl pleading, screaming, restlessly running around , seeking help and nobody, not even women around supporting them! It is ridiculous. The crowd is equally responsible for the crime committed by the conductor and the driver.
    We see in the media, that whole of India demanding , Criminals of DAMINI ( a women victim) has to be hanged till death. Public is now awake when every thing is over. Public is observing mourn. I mean that is not going to bring back the life of Damini.
    It is sad ,it is the last pain! to go through such unethical act of the male gender.
    Seriously, it is sad.
    This time it is at least better that the girls could contact the media. Tomorrow the victim may be your sister, your lover, your Daughter. And they may not even be in the position to come forward and share the happenings!
    Wake up BHUTAN. Wake up !!!

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