Additional District and Sessions Judge Lakhwinder Kaur Duggal yesterday set free the bus driver, Ranjeet Singh, conductor Sukhwinder Singh alias Pamma and two helpers - Amar Ram and Gurdeep Singh. They had been booked for murder under the Indian Penal Code and under provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act as well as Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on the statement of the girl's mother.
On April 29, 2015, the Dalit girl had died after she was allegedly molested and later pushed out of a moving bus along with her mother. The shocking case had triggered nationwide outrage.
"I have been running from pillar to post to get that job. I have lost count of how many times I visited the office of the Deputy Commissioner in Moga and even went to Lambi to meet the then Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal." He was told that "the promise of giving a job to the family should be fulfilled by the Capt Amarinder Singh government".