Mangaluru: Students protest after alleged assault by bus conductor
Mangaluru, Mar 10: Students of city’s Rosario College on Tuesday March 10 gathered at Bunder police station and staged a protest alleging that one of the students had been assaulted by the conductor of a government bus.
The students claimed that the first year BCom student, identified as Samad from Uppinangady, was assualted by the conductor of Uppinangady-State Bank KSRTC bus.
They claimed that when two girls were about to board the bus, the conductor gave the signal to the driver to start the bus even before the girls could get inside. When Samad who was in the bus objected to this, the conductor allegedly assaulted him out of anger.
Protesting against the alleged assault, the students decided to mass bunk the exam and gathered at Bunder police station demanding action against the conductor.
The students alleged that the conductor often abuses students who hold bus passes and halts the bus at irregular spots.
Samad got admitted to hospital and later filed a complaint with the Bunder police.
The Bunder police assured that action would be taken against the conductor, after which the students agreed to withdraw the protest. The police then sent the students back to college.
Meanwhile, the accused conductor, identified as Murugesh from Bagalkot, alleged that the students had attacked him with blades and got himself admitted to Wenlock hospital.
A case has been registered in Bunder police station.