30 April, New Delhi
The Centre Thursday sought a report from the Punjab government on the death of a teenage girl after she was allegedly molested and thrown off a moving bus at Moga in Punjab yesterday evening.
A top Home Ministry official said today the Ministry has conveyed to the Punjab government that they must take all appropriate steps for the treatment and security of the girl’s mother who was seriously injured in the incident.
The injured woman in her statement said that she and her daughter were molested and harassed by the conductor, cleaner and one more unidentified person on the bus, belonging to Orbit company, reportedly owned by the ruling Badal family.
Meanwhile, Punjab Police have arrested all the four accused involved in the incident. Moga Police Chief Jatinder Singh Khera said that the four arrested include bus driver , Conductor and two helpers. He said that a case of murder and assault to woman with intent to outrage her modesty has been registered.
The Lok Sabha saw protests by the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party over an incident. Congress and BSP today demanded a judicial enquiry into an incident.
Delhi Commission for Women has also expressed shock over the incident. Chairperson of the Commission Barkha Shukla today urged the Punjab government to set up fast-track court to ensure speedy justice. Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal describing the incident as shocking said that strictest action would be taken under relevant provisions of law against the guilty.