New Delhi: An argument over travelling in an unsafe manner took an ugly turn when a woman bus conductor allegedly bit a student on Thursday in Bengaluru.
The incident took place near Kammagondanahalli bus station on Subroto Mukherjee Road, when the bus conductor objected of students standing on the footboard even though the bus was moving. When the conductor asked them to step inside, the conductor was served with a deaf ear.
When the conductor, Aruna, checked the passes of the students, she got a little suspicious over the authenticity of the passes and kept them in her pocket for the verification.
When the bus came to a stop at Kammagondanahalli station, one the agitated student, allegedly put his hand inside Aruna's pocket in order to retrieve the bus passes, following to which both the parties hurled abusive language at eachother.
As per an eyewitness, Aruna began to attack one of the students. When another student interfered, she bit his hand. A traffic police constable who was in the area tried to pacify her but she continued to attack the student till he pushed her.
While she was been termed as the aggressor, she also suffered injuries and was later sent to KC General Hospital for treatment and later shifted to Nimhans.
While Aruna, attached to 9th BMTC depot, has been booked on assault charges, Puneeth, Praveen and Pavan, diploma students from MN Technical Institute in Kammagondanahalli, have been booked for attacking a government servant.