Student, 22, fights back when bus driver orders her to strip, then...
This was one bus ride that the student, 22, will remember - for all the wrong reasons.
The chemical engineering student had boarded the bus in front of the Shah Alam Hospital in Selangor, Malaysia, last Thursday (March 26) afternoon.
She was the only one on board and sat directly behind the driver.
When the door shut, the driver suddenly lunged at her, grabbing her neck and covering her face with a towel, newspaper The Star reported.
Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Azisman Alias said:
"As she was struggling, the suspect ripped off her tudung and ordered her to undo her clothes."
She managed to free herself and ran to sound the horn. But that wasn't the end of her nightmare.
The driver choked her again and placed a knife to her face.
He then grabbed the cord from the bus' microphone, used it to strangle her even as he rained punches on her.
Wanted more money
When the driver demanded money, she handed over the RM100 (S$37) in her purse but he was unsatisfied.
So he drove her to a bank in Klang and forced her to withdraw more cash - leaving only after realising she didn't have much money.
The student made a police report. From her description, police officers arrested the 45-year-old driver in less than a day.
He was jailed seven years jail and given four strokes of the rotan.
Source: Star Online