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Bengaluru Bus Conductor Suspended for Horrific Assault on Female Passenger

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A Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus conductor was suspended on Tuesday after a shocking video surfaced online showing him attacking a female passenger.

Reports state that the incident happened earlier that day. According to reports, a woman on a train from Bilekalli to Shivajinagar quarrelled with the conductor over her ticket. The woman can be heard screaming in Hindi, “How dare you hit me!” in the video, as other passengers attempt to soothe the conductor. But when the conductor turns violent, the woman slaps him, and the situation gets worse. The conductor strikes her with a barrage of punches as payback. Afterwards, the woman informed the Siddapur police about the assault.

The woman went to the Siddapur police station and filed charges against the conductor. The BMTC declared the conductor’s suspension following the event.

“Based on the said social media news, disciplinary action has been reserved against Mr Honnappa Nagappa Agasar, conductor, with immediate effect ‘suspended’,” the BMTC’s official release read.

“Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation is prioritising the safety of women passengers. The corporation has taken measures like separate seating for women in buses, separate doors, installation of panic button, CCTV, installation of information boards, women’s rest room at major bus stations, helpline,” the notice read. “Necessary steps are taken to ensure that women passengers feel safe travelling in company buses.”

The transport corporation in Bangalore, which is dedicated to ensuring the safety and comfort of women while traveling, requires “gender sensitization training” for all 27,000 of its drivers.

“Our corporation has given priority to the safety of women, and strict disciplinary action will be taken against those found guilty of any kind of violence, rude behaviour and untoward incidents against women passengers,” it added.

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