Thursday July 29, 2010
Girl raped in school bus
By M. KUMAR
PETALING JAYA: A school bus driver allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl in full view of other pupils in the bus.
A kindergarten teacher who was passing by heard screams for help and alerted members of the public, who caught the 51-year-old driver red-handed.
The incident took place along Jalan Othman, Petaling Jaya, at 12.40pm on Monday.
It is learnt that the driver had stopped the bus by the roadside and approached his victim. He forcefully undressed her in front of the horrified children.
He then forced himself on the terrified girl.
People who went to the girl’s aid grabbed the man and bashed him up before handing him over to the police.
Meanwhile, another pupil, aged 12, lodged a report alleging she was molested by her school van driver in Kelana Jaya.
The 6.45pm incident allegedly took place near a disabled welfare centre when the girl was alone in the van and on her way to extra classes.
The 37-year-old driver allegedly grabbed her from behind and fondled her private parts.
The girl put up a fierce struggle and managed to free herself before running off and screaming for help.
The driver who chased after her gave up when he saw her seeking help from her friend.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamed, who confirmed both cases, said police are looking for the van driver.
“The bus driver has been remanded until tomorrow.
Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said a special task force has been set up in light of the two incidents.