Passenger Robbed Inside Mo Bus In Odisha Capital Again

Bhubaneswar: Mo Bus in Odisha’s city has become a hunting ground for looters. A passenger of Purushottampur in Odisha’s Ganjam district, suffering from bone cancer, was allegedly robbed of Rs 15,400 cash inside the public transport under CRUT here on Wednesday.

According to sources, the incident took place while the elderly man was on his way to the hospital for treatment. He boarded a bus from Baramunda bus stand and realised that he had been pickpocketed at Vani Vihar square.

“I was en route to Panda Cancer Hospital for my treatment. I had the cash in my pocket till Acharya Vihar stoppage. Neither do I have money to visit the hospital, nor for food now,” said the victim.

He informed the bus conductor about the incident following which the bus was halted. Saheed Nagar police soon arrived at the spot and checked other passengers. A complaint has also been filed at Saheed Nagar police station.

In a similar incident, two passengers were robbed of their mobile phones inside a Mo Bus in Bhubaneswar on September 16.

One of the passengers, who said he was travelling on a Mo Bus for the first time, had alleged involvement of bus staff, who he said did not stop the vehicle immediately, which allowed the thief to flee.

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