Ujjain : In a sensational incident, a bus conductor tried to molest a 4-year-old girl, belonging to the Schedule Caste, in a running school bus here on Monday.

Victim’s grandmother reported the matter to the Nanakheda police station on Tuesday, which registered the case under Section 354 (A), 354-2, 376-2-F and 376-2-I and 511 of the IPC and Section 3, 2 and 5 of the POSCO and handed over the case to the AJAK police station for further investigation.

Police said the victim girl is a nursery student of the Nirmala Convent School, Dewas Road. At the time of incident, she was reportedly returning to her home in the school bus (MP 13 P 0985) and when the bus was between Alakhnanda Nagar and Basant Bihar Colony, the conductor Mahesh Bagwan, resident of Chandesra, started molesting her.

“On the pretext of closing the window of the bus, Mahesh Bagwan sat near the girl and started touching her private parts,” police said adding that the girl complained about the acts of ‘dirty’ uncle to her mother and grandmother. ASP Amrinrder Singh told Free Press that the accused has been arrested. Medical examination of the victim has been carried out at the Civil Hospital and the report is awaited.

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