Bus hostess harassed on way to work – 22 Mar 2023


Woman was allegedly strangled by her husband in separate incident

LAHORE:
A suspect was arrested over allegedly harassing a bus hostess in Shera Kot while she was on her way to join her duty at Niazi Ada. The victim worked lived near Niazi Ada in Shera Kot police limits.

As she left for work, a suspect identified as Shehroz began harassing her. He would reportedly follow the victim, hurl abusive comments and even attempt to make physical advances as well.

On Tuesday, he obstructed her path and stopped the victim by grabbing her arm. She immediately reported the incident to police.

A police team responded to the call and arrested the suspect.

SHO Nasir Hameed said that the suspect was arrested and police were investigating the matter. A case has been registered against Shehroz.

The harassment of bus hostess is regretfully on rise.

In February of this year, a bus hostess in Vehari was allegedly raped by her colleague in a moving bus. The victim said that she was inside the bus with a guard and the driver.

As they were returning to the main bus terminal after dropping passengers, the security guard snatched the victim’s phone and went to the back of the bus. As she went there to ask him to return the phone, he allegedly overpowered and raped her.

In another incident of gender-based violence reported in Chowki Rakh Chand Rai, a 47-year-old woman was strangled.

The victim, Tanzeela, married Liaqat ten years ago and had a dispute with her husband on Tuesday.

Liaqat and an unknown accomplice allegedly strangled her. They both fled the scene.

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