SIALKOT: Students of Government College for Women, Daska, on Saturday staged a sit-in on city police station premises for an hour to protest the release of youths who thrashed the driver of the bus the girls were traveling in allegedly for not cooperating with them in fulfilling their ‘evil’ designs. The police also tortured the driver instead of taking any action against the suspects.
After the protest, the police reportedly took the two suspects into custody. However, no case has been registered till the filing of this report.
Some youths traveling in car (STT-553) started chasing students’ bus (LR-3475) soon after it left the college allegedly to tease some of the girls. The bus driver did not give them any opportunity to fulfill their designs.
When the bus reached Fawara Chowk, the car crossed it from wrong side and the suspects intercepted it in middle of the road. The car riders compelled the bus driver, Muhammad Afzal of Buddha Goraya village, to alight from his vehicle and gave him a sound thrashing allegedly for not ‘cooperating’ with them. This led to a traffic jam which lasted for around 30 minutes.
In the meantime, a Daska police team led by sub-inspector Sarwat Hakeem also reached there and gave the driver another thrashing. The police also freed the influential suspects and took the bus to the police station.
When the bus reached the police station, the girls started chanting slogans against the police for protecting the suspects and torturing the bus driver instead of taking action against the vagabonds.
They alighted from the bus, staged a sit-in and resorted to sloganeering, forcing the senior police officials to negotiate with them.
Undeterred girls demanded a stern action against the vagabonds and left the police station only after they were assured that the suspects would be arrested soon.
The city police avoided giving any comment. However, sources said the police have rounded up the two suspects but did not disclose their names.