Chandigarh: The death of a tenage girl, who was molested along with her mother and pushed out of a running bus owned by a company owned by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, forced the state police to swing into action and four persons, including the bus driver, conductor and helper were arrested on Friday.
The young 13 year old victim was travelling with her mother and brother (15) from Moga to Bathinda when they were reportedly molested and thrown out of the bus after they resisted the molesters. The mother-daughter duo suffered head injury and were rushed to the Moga civil hospital where the doctors declared the girl as brought dead.
According to the young victim’s brother, he jumped from the bus after his mother and sister, who were occupying the rear seats, were pushed out of the running bus. He said that both his mother and sister had cried for help but none of the passengers – men or women – bothered to respond. Seeing his sister lying listless and unconscious on the road, he took help from a passerby and called his father using his mobile phone
The Punjab Chief Minister confirmed that the bus belonged to Orbit Aviation – a company run by his family but denied having any role in the affairs of that company. Inquiries revelaed that Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Badal is a co-owner of Orbit company.