MALAYSIA - A school bus driver allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl in full view of other pupils in the bus.
A kindergarten teacher who was passing by heard screams for help and alerted members of the public, who caught the 51-year-old driver red-handed. The teacher tried to pull the girl away from the suspect. There was a struggle and the commotion attracted two passing policemen.
The incident took place along Jalan Othman, Petaling Jaya, at 12.40pm on Monday.
It is learnt that the driver had stopped the bus by the roadside and approached his victim. He forcefully undressed her in front of the horrified children.
He then forced himself on the terrified girl.
People who went to the girl's aid grabbed the man and bashed him up before handing him over to the police.
The victim was sent to the University Malaya Medical Centre for a medical examination.
Police learnt that other schoolchildren who used the driver's services, had also suffered the same fate. Police learnt that after picking up the girls from school, he would target his victim who would be the last to be sent home.
Before sending her back, he would stop in a secluded spot where the victim would be raped.
Efforts are now being made to trace the suspect's other victims.
District police chief Assistant Commissioner Arjunaidi Mohamed said the suspect had been remanded for four days.