The Hush Post|10:00am| 2-min-read
A Class 10 student in Ghaziabad suffered severe injuries after she jumped off a moving auto rickshaw in a bid to save herself from allegedly being molested by the driver.
The girl suffered 18 stitches on her neck and injuries on her face.
Police said the 16-year-old girl had boarded the auto to go to her examination centre in Navyug Market on Wednesday morning.
The route and distance to her examination centre were such that the girl had to change three auto rickshaws to reach there. According to the police, when the girl boarded the third auto, she was left with no money to pay the fare. She requested the third auto driver, Umesh Kumar, to drop her at the examination centre and he agreed.
“The auto driver instead of taking her to her examination centre drove the auto towards the Kanshiram Housing scheme in Vijay Nagar,” she told the police. On the way, he tried to molest her. Sensing more trouble, the girl jumped out of the auto.
Some locals later rushed her for medical treatment, a police officer from Vijay Nagar police station said.
She is third of five siblings and lives with her parents in a locality under Vijay Nagar police station.
“Initially, the girl’s family was not willing to lodge a complaint, but they arrived at the Vijay Nagar police station on Thursday and gave a written complaint, Kumar said.
The police have registered an FIR and arrested the 30-year-old auto driver.