Minor girl gang-raped in KSRTC bus, three employees arrested

Udupi police made the arrests in Ranebennur and brought the accused and bus here.

Three bus personnel have been arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl in a KSRTC bus. All of them are the employees of KSRTC.

Bus conductor Yuvaraj Kattekar (45), driver Veerayya Hiremath (40), and additional driver Raghavendra Badagera (43) are the person arrested.

Udupi police made the arrests on Monday, July 10. The KSRTC bus belonging to Ranebennur depot of KSRTC has been seized.

The girl aged 15 is a resident of Manipal presently and hails from Belagavi. She had gone Ranebennur alone on July 5 and during this time she was allegedly sexually harassed and gang-raped by the arrested persons.

The victim returned to Udupi on July 8 and complained to her parents about the harassment. The parents complained to the women police station here and a case under Pocso Act was registered.

Udupi police made the arrests in Ranebennur and brought the accused and bus here.