Bengaluru, Feb 26: In a shocking incident, a college girl was locked up inside a BMTC bus on Wednesday night, by the crew members and few cops, at Yelahanka police station.
As per a report published in TOI, the reason behind her being kept as a captive was that one of her male friend (from North-East) had a clash with conductor, after which he fled.
So, the policemen along with bus crew locked up the girl inside bus and told her they won't release her till he returns back. The bus in which the strange incident happened has been identified as plying on route number 402B, with vehicle number- KA8022.
The girl, who is a design student of Srishti School of Art Design and Technology, was also threatened not to file any police complaint, once she is released from the bus.
The girl narrated her ordeal in a post on Facebook. Following her social media post, police arrested the accused conductor, 51-year-old Uma Shankar, on Thursday morning, under IPC sections 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement).
An inquiry has been ordered against those police officials who were involved in locking up her.
She has mentioned in her Facebook post, that when conductor was abusing her friend for standing near ladies seat, a clash broke out. Both of them pushed each other, when conductor fell on the bus floor.
Then, others started abusing her friend and that's when he ran outside from bus.
Here is the full text of her Facebook post:
"I began to feel a sense of panic... I tried to kick the glass open, but it didn't work, then I tried to get out throughout the Emergency Door, but that was jammed shut. I screamed for what was 45 minutes, but nobody would let me out, instead the driver reached in from the window and grabbed the key and fled. After almost an hour they opened the door...
I marched inside to file an FIR... They denied me my right to an FIR till more of my friends arrived and pleaded them to do so. We finally got to speak to the senior inspector there, NR Nagaraj, but he didn't let me narrate my incident, instead kept asking me about the brawl that took place with my friend.
Later he told me to take a piece of paper and write the FIR on that! After I did so, he began to convince/ discourage me... by telling me that it's a long, tedious process "maybe 5, 6... 10 years... you'll have to go to court everyday and whenever they call you.. why do you want to go through all that?"
Disgusted... I tore that piece of paper and told him that I will file my FIR later... and I will get justice."