Bus driver ac­cused of mo­lest­ing school­girl

Sur­veil­lance cam­eras show the driver kiss­ing the stu­dent

Gulf News - - Nation - BY ALI AL SHOUK Staff Re­porter

Aschool bus driver has been ac­cused of hug­ging and kiss­ing a nineyear-old girl in the bus, a Dubai Court of First In­stance heard yes­ter­day. The girl’s mother said that her daugh­ter was not nor­mal when she left the bus and couldn’t speak.

“She told me that the bus driver hugged her and then kissed her on the hand and the cheek. I was an­gry and went to the school the next day to ask them to check sur­veil­lance cam­eras in the bus. I saw the driver sit­ting be­side her be­fore hug­ging and kiss­ing her,” the Arab mother said in of­fi­cial records.

The fam­ily alerted Al Rashidiya po­lice sta­tion and of­fi­cers ar­rested the driver.

The school­girl tes­ti­fied that she fin­ished school, and got into the empty bus be­fore wait­ing for other pupils to come when the driver sat be­side her.

She said he kissed her and told her that she is beau­ti­ful, but then went to the driver’s seat when other stu­dents opened the door.

Dur­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the 33-year-old Pak­istani driver con­fessed to sex­u­ally mo­lest­ing the girl. How­ever, he de­nied the charge when he ap­peared in court. A rul­ing will be heard on Jan­uary 27.

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