A minor girl was sexually assaulted inside a private bus in Kottayam city. Police arrested a conductor on charges of raping the girl. The cops also arrested the driver who aided and helped the conductor in committing the heinous act. The conductor has been identified as Afzal (31) of Kottayam’s Sankranthi, while the driver is Abin (35), a native of Labbakkada in Idukki.
The Class 8 girl was a daily commuter in the bus in which the two accused were employed. Afzal who is already married has an affair with the girl. On Saturday noon, the girl left the school and reached the bus stand on Afzal’s request. By knowing about the incident Pala police rushed to the spot and found both Afzal and the girl inside the bus. Abin was nabbed from the premises of the bus stand. The bus was also seized. A case was registered based on the girl’s statement. The girl was taken for a medical examination and counselling after recording her statement.