Chennai: A woman passenger had filed a police complaint against an MTC conductor alleging that he had slapped her for insisting to stop the bus in a bus stop, as mandated by an MTC circular.
The complainant, Deepika Balasubramanian (23), employed with Tata Consutancy Services, said conductor Mahesh of bus route 568 started arguing when she asked for a ticket to the bus stop close to her office. “The conductor said the bus will not halt at the TCS bus stop, instead he gave me the ticket to a stop before my destination. An MTC circular clearly says that all its buses should stop at TCS bus stop. This is not the first time this particular conductor had behaved like this. About a month ago, he argued with me, when I asked him to stop the bus at Hindustan University stop," she told Express.
“He dragged my mobile and slapped on my cheek, when I started to record his behaviour. When I asked him to state on record that the bus will not stop at the TCS bus stop, he got infuriated and assaulted me. He also threatened to kill me if I argue further," she said.
Deepika has lodged a complaint with Kelambakkam police station and MTC on Thursday. She said the MTC officials have given her an acknowledgement of the complaint and assured to initiate departmental action."I had also lodged an e-complaint to Chennai city police commissioner’s office, but I did not get any response,” she said.
Meanwhile, Kelambakkam police said they are yet to register an FIR on the complaint. "We are enquiring both the parties to file an FIR,” a police personnel said.