A Chattogram court placed a bus driver on a three-day remand yesterday after he had been arrested the day before on charges of assaulting a Chittagong University student in the vehicle.
Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Sarwar Jahan passed the order after police produced Bilob Debnath, 25, before the court with a seven-day remand prayer, said prosecutor Kazi Shahbuddin Ahmed.
Our CU correspondent adds, the bus driver was arrested at the city's Oxygen intersection after the female student and her friends found him, said Mohammad Mohsin, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station.
They also seized his vehicle, said the OC.
WHAT HAPPENED ON THE DAY
On Thursday, the 19-year-old student was returning to the port city from the university campus by bus.
When the bus reached near Riazuddin Bazar, all the passengers got off the vehicle but she did not as it was her penultimate stoppage, she said.
Taking the advantage of an empty bus, the driver turned right and deviated from the route, she added.
His helper tried to strangle her with her scarf but she somehow managed to escape by jumping off the moving bus, she further said.
Police were trying to arrest the helper, the prime accused, said the OC.
The student filed a case with Kotwali Police Station accusing two unidentified transport workers and lodged a verbal complaint with CU Proctor's Office the following day.