Man arrested for allegedly molesting girl in a private bus

Bhubaneswar:  A 35-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly trying to molest a fellow passenger in a moving bus, police said.

The accused Maheswar Pandey was arrested and a case slapped against him for allegedly molesting the girl after she occupied the seat beside him in the bus plying from Khurda, Inspector In-Charge of Mahila Police station, Sarojini Nayak said.

After objecting to the man's action, the girl who had boarded the bus from Pitapalli area sent a SMS to her relatives as well as police on the incident before getting down from the bus, much before her destination.

She also called her relatives and police after getting down from the bus at Baramunda, police said, adding that the girl then reached Master Canteen station before the bus terminated there.

Police personnel had also reached there following the information given by the girl.

As soon as the bus reached its destination, the waiting police team arrested Pandey when he alighted from the vehicle.

Story First Published: May 01, 2013 00:44 IST

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