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Criminal case sought against bus owners in Moga bus incident

Moga: Three Unions here today demanded that criminal case be filed against bus owners in connection with death of a teenage girl who was allegedly molested and thrown off a bus on April 29 here.

Farmers’ organisation BKU Ekta (Ugrahan), Khet Majdoor Union along with Naujwan Bharat Sabha have approached Moga SSP and raised the demand.

BKU Ekta (Ugrahan) General Secretary Sukhdev Singh Khokri said the complaint was handed over to Moga SSP here for registration of case against bus owners.

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 sparked widespread protest against Badal led Punjab government while political parties and social organizations had demanded criminal case against bus owners.

Under fire over the shocking incident, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal had ordered all buses of Orbit Aviation to be off the road.

Girl’s body was consigned to flames at her village Lande Ke on May 3 after father of the victim agreed to conducting of post-mortem and cremation of the body, besides accepting the offer of compensation and a government job.

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