BMTC Bus Conductor Slaps School Boy for Asking for Ticket He Already Paid For | Image of the bus is representational
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Bengaluru: A BMTC (Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation) bus conductor allegedly slapped a 11-year-old school student who had asked for a ticket for which he had already paid. The incident took place on Friday evening when three class 5 students from Ramagondanahalli government school boarded the BMTC bus to return home.
While each of the boys paid Rs 10 for a ticket from Varthur Kodi to Kundalahalli Gate, only one boy received the ticket. When another child asked for a ticket, the conductor asked them to pay. When they refused, he allegedly slapped the child, who burst into tears.
A person on X (formerly Twitter) posted about the incident. He said none of the passengers came to the child’s rescue. In response to the tweet, BMTC stated, “We will call for an inquiry with the conductor. If found guilty, we will initiate disciplinary action.”
Citizens movement group Whitefield Rising also took to X to share about the incident. "Extremely distressing -@BMTC_BENGALURU..........The conductor of the bus slaps a Standard 5 boy of RG Halli Govt School.....Three young kids (Std 5: ~11years) of Ramagondanahalli Govt School boarded the bus to go back home after class as they do everyday." they wrote sharing a picture of the bus ticket.
They further added that all three students had paid for the ticket but, only one of them was issued the ticket. When the child asked for the ticket, the conductor asked him to pay again but the child refused and that is when the conductor allegedly slapped him hard across his face.
A BMTC official told Deccan Herald that the conductor would be suspended and sent a notice to attend the inquiry. ‘We will examine the evidence and hear what the conductor has to say. If found guilty, he will be terminated,’ the official said.