Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) suspended its driver-cum-conductor who tried to assault a nun in a moving bus. The accused is identified as G Santhosh Kumar, working in Thiruvananthapuram central depot.

The incident came to light when the nun filed a complaint at KSRTC vigilance department. The officials in the investigation found Santhosh was guilty. Now the case has been handed over to Thampanoor police.

According to the complaint filed by the nun, the incident happened on May 9 in a moving Scania bus.  The Scania bus of the KSRTC was travelling from Thampanoor to Mysuru. One of the drivers of the bus sat next to the nun and tried to assault her. 

According to sources, it is said that when the Kerala police called the nun for more questioning, she refused saying it would be difficult for her to reach Kerala as she is in Karnataka.

But based on the directions given by the vigilance, the nun was requested to mail her statement to the police. Following the statement, the Thampanoor police will investigate the case.

This incident happened just a couple of days after the Kerala government issued new conditions that need to be followed by private bus companies and booking centres to obtain a licence. 

The new conditions were undertaken following the attack on two passengers by Kallada Travels staff. On April 21, two passengers travelling from Thiruvananthapuram to Bengaluru were thrashed by staffers of the Travels company. The staffers allegedly even threw them out of the bus. The department has collected around Rs 40,000 as fine against the violations.