Death Of Woman In Moga Bus Incident – FIR U/S 302 IPC And Other Sections Registered



Chandigarh, April 30, 2015: 36 years old women, accompanied by her daughter aged 13 years and her son, aged 14 years was travelling from Moga to Baghapurana on April 29, 2015 after boarding bus (No.PB-10 CP 1813) at about 4 pm.

As stated by woman, she boarded the bus along with her two children and sat in the rear on a window seat. She gave Rs. 100 to the conductor and requested him to give three tickets. The conductor gave her two tickets and asked for Rs.10 more. At this, woman objected and there was an altercation between her and the conductor and also a helper of the conductor. Woman further stated that soon afterwards, the bus stopped at the toll barrier and another person known to the conductor boarded the bus. All three of them started making indecent gestures towards her daughter and upon objections by woman, all three also made indecent gestures towards her as well. When the bus was crossing village Gill, these three persons pushed her daughter out of the bus and also pushed woman out of the bus. Her daughter sustained serious injuries and later succumbed to her injuries. Woman sustained injuries on her forehead, chin, and body and became unconscious.

The statement of woman was recorded after she was declared fit for giving statement and a case FIR No. 62 dated 30-04-2015 u/s 302/307/354/120-B/34 IPC, 3 SC Act has been registered in police station Baghapurana.

The investigations have been conducted swiftly with all the four accused persons being arrested. The following are the details of accused persons arrested:

(i)        Sukhwinder Singh @ Pamma r/o Bahawal Basti, Abohar – conductor of bus no. PB-10 CP 1813

(ii)       Gurdeep Singh @ Jimmy r/o Dashmesh Nagar, Moga – helper of the conductor

(iii)      Ranjit Singh r/o village Chak Ram Singhwala, district Bathinda – driver of the bus

(iv)     Amarjit @ Dana r/o village Chak Bakhtu, district Bathinda – associate of the conductor and helper

Gurpreet Deo, IPS, Inspector General of Police, NRI has been deputed to visit Civil Hospital, Moga where woman is undergoing treatment for meeting her and to also oversee the investigations.

Harjeet Singh Pannu, Superintendent of Police, Detective, Moga has been deputed to visit village Landeke in district Moga to meet woman’s child Akshaydeep Singh and ensure his well being.

Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, IPS, Additional Director General of Police, Crime, Punjab has been deputed to supervise the subsequent investigations and ensure speedy and effective prosecution.

Further investigations are ongoing.

Thursday, April 30, 2015