Conductor assaults DU student on moving bus
A Dhaka University student said on Friday that she was run over on a moving public bus on her way home to the Rampura neighborhood in the capital.
Rafia Tamanna, a final year student in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, said she filed a general newspaper with the Rampura police station last night on the matter.
The student, also a reporter for The Business Standard, boarded a “Torongo Plus” bus on the Rampura road on Thursday at around 7:00 p.m., according to the complaint.
Rafia said she was continuously harassed and insulted by the bus driver since she got on the bus, “Dhaka Metro ‘Ka’ 15-7778”.
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At one point, “He threatened to throw me off the moving bus when I showed him my student ID and asked for a half pass,” she said.
âA good student shouldn’t be alone on a bus at night,â Rafia told her, quoting the driver.
âWhen he approached me, I got scared and slapped him out of the face, because you know that a woman’s experiences on a local bus are not very pleasant in Bangladesh,â he said. she declared.
“Then the man hit me several times, kicked me and was ready to throw me off the bus when the driver stepped in and pulled him back,” she said. .
After getting off the bus, Rafia said, she immediately went to Rampura Police Station and filled out a General Diary (GD), a copy of which was obtained by UNB.
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At one point, the victim slapped the driver in the face, who then punched her several times in the face, causing her nose to bleed profusely.
When contacted, the head of the Rampura police station, Md Rafikul Islam, said: âAfter receiving the copy from the GD, we took the accused to the police station.
“Measures will be taken against him in accordance with the law,” added the CO.