Activist faces misbehaviour on Kerala bus

Eminent social activist Daya Bai reportedly faced offensive conduct on board a KSRTC bus at Aluva near Kochi, leading the state government to initiate an inquiry on the incident.

The incident happened late Saturday, when the activist was heading for Aluva from Thrissur where she had participated in an event at a school.

The bus was nearing Aluva when Daya Bai asked the driver if the bus was anywhere close to the town bus stand.

 The driver and conductor reportedly used offensive language against her and asked her to get down from the bus before it reached the station.

“As I got down, the conductor slammed the door and verbally abused me in vulgar language. I’m filing a complaint on the incident,” Daya Bai told reporters on Sunday.

Probe ordered
State Minister for Transport Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan apologised to the activist through television channels and said the vigilance wing of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has commenced an inquiry on the incident.

 The 74-year-old Daya Bai, born Mercy Mathew in Pala in Kerala, is noted for her extensive work with members of the Gond tribe of Madhya Pradesh.

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