A 19-year-old nursing assistant was allegedly raped in a moving mini bus by the driver near Hoskote in rural Bengaluru on Thursday. The driver and his associate were arrested on Friday.
The woman boarded the bus at Hasigala village around 7.30 am. She was the only passenger in the bus. According to Bengaluru rural SP Ramesh Banoth, the victim was raped by the driver, who had handed over the steering wheel to the cleaner. “She was raped and dumped near the Lakkondahalli village by the accused,” Banoth said.
The 24-year-old driver has been identified as Ravi, a native of Shimoga, while the 23-year-old cleaner has been identified as Manjunath, a native of Chintamani.
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