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Police comes to the aid of teenager to stop bus at midnight

Press Trust of India  |  Kozhikode 

A 17-year-old girl, travelling in a state-owned had a harrowing time pastmidnight after the crew refused to stop the vehicle at nearby Payyoli, her home town, saying it was a limited stop service.

It was only thanks to police help that the frightened teenager alighted from the at Chombala, about 20 km away and joined her waiting father in the wee hours yesterday.

As the incident drew media attention, State Road Transport Corporation today sought a report.

"Executive Director(Vigilance) has been asked to file a report," A Hemachandran, of told PTI.

Police said the girl was travelling from Pala in district in central to in northern Kozhikode after attending medical entrance coaching.

Though she thought she could alight at Payyoli, the refused,saying it was a 'minnal' (lightning) service and there was only one stop in each district it traversed.

Despite her repeated pleas that it was past midnight and her anxious father was waiting,the crew did not budge and said she could get down at Kannur, about 30 km away from

The girl informed her father, who sought police help to stop the vehicle.

In two places, police tried to wave and stop the vehicle,but after their efforts failed, personnel at chombala police station, about 20 km from Payyoli, were asked to stop the bus, police said.

A from there chased and overtook the bus, forcing the to stop.

The girl was then allowed to alight and handed over to her father, who was closely following the bus, police said.

The said the and were asked to report to the police station at 4 pm today, but they did not turn up, following which the station informed the about the incident.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 20:35 IST