2010 school boy assault case- Delhi Crime Branch trace accused who was absconding from 10 years
In 2010, the victim, a class 12 student was allegedly beaten up inside the now-scrapped Blueline bus, which was hired on contract by the victim’s school, by the driver, conductor, and cleaner after he allegedly refused to buy the ticket
The Delhi Police Crime Branch has arrested the bus driver and another accused, more than a decade after the incident in 2010 child assault case where a child was brutally assaulted in the school bus.
The accused was identified as Gurnam Singh (54), had allegedly changed his physical appearance after the incident to evade arrest.
In 2010, the victim, a class 12 student was allegedly beaten up inside the now-scrapped Blueline bus, which was hired on contract by the victim’s school, by the driver, conductor, and cleaner after he allegedly refused to buy the ticket. Singh, who was the cleaner of the bus, along with driver Bharat Lal, and the conductor allegedly assaulted the child.
As per the case details, the boy’s mother had lodged a complaint saying her daughter had received a phone call from a bus conductor saying he had her brother’s school bag and it could be collected from him. Thereafter, the sister allegedly tried to contact the person but the phone was switched off, police said. When the boy didn’t return home, the mother approached police.
Meanwhile, she came to know that the body of a student was found on the railway tracks between Okhla and Tughlakabad stations. She identified it as that of her son and inquest proceedings were carried out.
During the investigation, three accused persons, who were staff members of the now-scrapped Blueline bus that was hired on contract by the school, were identified but none of them turned up for investigation so a reward was announced for their arrest.
The crime branch got a breakthrough in the case that had almost become dead and arrested two persons who were on the run. The conductor of the bus who is also absconding is believed to be dead.