Two thrown off bus for paying Rs.2 less, run over

May 13th, 2008 - 7:06 pm ICT by admin  

Jharsuguda (Orissa) May 13 (IANS) Two people, including a child, died after they were pushed out of a private bus by its conductor for paying Rs.2 less than the fare near Orissa’s Jharsuguda city Tuesday, the police said. The victims were a man and his three-year-old daughter. The conductor came to them after they boarded the bus, and asked for the fare. The man paid Rs.2 less than the fare amount of Rs.7. The conductor became furious and pushed them off the running bus.

The man and his daughter fell down and died after coming under its wheels. Their identities are yet to be established.

Hundreds of people gathered at the spot, some 374 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar. They staged angry protests and put the bus on fire. The police rushed to the spot and later arrested the bus conductor.

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