In a shocking case, a young boy was stripped naked and thrown out of a crowded DTC bus in Delhi. The incident that took place on August 29 came to light after the video shot by a passenger went viral. The Delhi Police has said that it is looking into the incident. "We are checking the video and identifying the exact location where the incident took place. Appropriate legal action will be taken," a senior police officer was quoted as saying by IANS.
A Twitter user named Kaustubh Mehta took to the micro-blogging site to report about the shocking incident on Tuesday. Tagging Delhi Police, Mehta narrated the ordeal. “This video is of 29.08.19, inside bus no. DL1PC1139, route 165A Anand Vihar. The boy was beaten by a mob and had his clothes forcibly removed on suspicion of theft. He was then thrown out of the bus while he was naked. @DelhiPolice must take action against these barbarians.”
The young, shirtless boy, was seen pleading to passengers in the start of the video. Cornered, the boy is surrounded by angry passengers. Though nothing is clearly audible in the video, the visuals show that the men in the bus are grilling the young boy. Soon, a man in check shirt pushes the boy and strip him naked and the boy keeps on crying. Not a single person came forward to help the young boy.
The incident once again highlight the poor safety records of children in National Capital. Meanwhile, earlier, the Delhi Cabinet gave "in principle" approval to its scheme of providing free travel to women in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses. The approval was given in a meeting of Delhi Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The scheme will begin from October 29, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said.
Women will be able to get free rides using 'single-journey passes' to be available with the bus conductors. Women passengers not willing to have free ride may buy tickets, Gahlot had said. The Delhi Assembly recently approved a supplementary grant of Rs 140 crore to facilitate free ride for women in buses for the current fiscal.