A woman and her teenaged daughter were allegedly molested and thrown off a running bus belonging to the ruling Badal family in Punjab, leaving the girl dead and mother seriously wounded, and kicking up a political storm.
The incident took place on Wednesday night on the Moga-Bathinda highway, near Moga city. The 35-year-old woman, wife of a marginal farmer, was traveling with her daughter and son in an AC bus operated by Orbit Bus Service – 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.
The duo were then allegedly pushed out of the speeding bus for protesting against molestation. Passersby took them to a nearby hospital. While the teenage girl was declared brought dead, her mother is battling for her life.