A bus driver allegedly raped a 19-year-old nursing assistant in his vehicle on the outskirts of India’s southern technology hub Bangalore before dumping her on a roadside, police said Friday.
The attack is alleged to have occurred on Thursday when the woman boarded the bus to commute to her job at a nursing home in Hoskote, 30 kilometres (19 miles) from the city centre.
The driver allegedly asked the vehicle’s cleaner to drive the bus while he carried out the attack. “We have arrested accused Ravi, 26, with bus cleaner Manjunath, 23, under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code on a complaint by the victim that she was raped by the driver when she was alone in the bus,” S.R. Ramesh, Bangalore Rural Additional Superintendent of Police, told AFP. Read more