A Punjab court has release a bus driver and his three assistants of charges of attacking a 13 – year-old Dalit girl and pushing her off a moving bus prompting her death in Moga in 2015, refering to “absence of proof” after the sufferer mom turned threatening.
On Monday Additional District and Sessions Judge Lakhwinder Kaur Duggal set free the bus driver, Ranjeet Singh, conductor Sukhwinder Singh alias Pamma and two assistants Amar Ram and Gurdeep Singh.
They had been booked for kill under IPC and under provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on the statement of the young girl’s mom.
On April 29, 2015, the Dalit young lady had passed on after she was professedly molested and later pushed out of a moving bus alongside her mom. The stunning case had activated across the country outrage.
The prime observers for the situation, the girl’s mom had turned hostile while her sibling had told the court that he remembers his mom and sister being pushed out of the transport, however couldn’t distinguish the blamed.
In the interim, the father of the girl, who is a daily wager, named it as “God’s will”.
He, in any case, said that the past SAD-BJP government had guaranteed a job to him, which has not been given up until this point.
“I have been running from pillar to post to get that job. I have lost count of how frequently I went by the workplace of the Deputy Commissioner here and even went to Lambi to meet the then Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
“The promise of offering employment to the poor family ought to be satisfied by the Capt Amarinder Singh government,” he said.