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Chandigarh: A 13-year-old girl died and her mother was seriously injured when they had to jump out of a moving private bus to avoid molestation by some youth along with the bus conductor near Punjab's Moga town, police said on Thursday.

The incident took place on Wednesday evening.

The girl was declared brought dead by doctors. The mother was admitted to a government hospital in Moga. The bus was impounded.

"We are investigating the matter and trying to nab the accused. The bus has been impounded," a police officer told media on Wednesday night.

Eyewitness account of passengers on the bus indicated that the mother and daughter were subjected to molestation and lewd remarks by some youth and the bus staff after they boarded it. 

When both of them, travelling with a boy, tried to get off the bus, the driver increased the speed. "No one in the bus came to the rescue of the victims. There were not many passengers in the bus when the incident happened," an eyewitness told police.

The Punjab Police registered a case.


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