New Delhi , Nov 21: Showing a strong presence of mind, a four-year-old-girl was saved by a marshal and conductor in a bus from being kidnapped after they timely spotted the kidnapper and prevented the crime bid.
At a press conference here on Thursday, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said bus marshal Arun Kumar and conductor Virendra rescued a girl from being kidnapped. They noticed that the girl was crying constantly because she was uncomfortable. This gave Arun a sense of suspicion about the man, and he alerted the bus conductor and told the driver to close both the doors of the bus.
"We have often been asked questions about the need to appoint bus marshals, and I am happy to share with you that our motive behind appointing the bus marshals has been fulfilled," the Minister said.
Marshal Arun Kumar who was on bus route 728. The incident occurred on Wednesday morning near Palam area.
The child was later united with her parents who lived in the Nizamuddin area. The girl's family was very happy on being reunited with their child.
"I am proud of bus marshal Arun and conductor Virendra for their bravery," Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a statement.
Both Arun and Virendra will be honoured by the Delhi Government , the CM said adding that he met Arun on Thursday who apprised him of the entire sequence of events. 'This was precisely our motive behind appointing marshals in Delhi buses. In just three weeks, bus marshals deployed in Delhi buses have caught ten pickpockets in cluster buses.' CM said. (UNI)