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Bus marshal saves a girl from a kidnapper, praised in New Delhi

Bus marshal saves a girl from a kidnapper, praised in New Delhi
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A bus marshal saved a four-year-old girl from being kidnapped by a man in a Cluster bus, earning praise from Delhi Transport minister Kailash Gahlot...

New Delhi (PTI): A bus marshal saved a four-year-old girl from being kidnapped by a man in a Cluster bus, earning praise from Delhi Transport minister Kailash Gahlot on Thursday.

The girl weeping and accompanied by the accused kidnapper was rescued by bus marshal Arun Kumar (24) near Palam on Wednesday, said the minister. The girl was later united with her parents. Gahlot lauded Kumar as a "hero" and said the bus marshals deployed in all public buses were fulfilling their duty of passenger safety.

"Bus marshal Arun Kumar needs a big applause! Yesterday, displaying great presence of mind he saved 4-year-old girl from being kidnapped by a man in bus on route 728. The young girl was later re united with her parents at Police Station Subroto Park, Delhi cantt. He is a Hero!" Gahlot tweeted.

In a move to ensure passenger safety, particularly of females, the Delhi government has deployed marshals in around 5,500 Delhi Transport Corporation Corporation (DTC) and Cluster buses. The civil defence volunteers have been deployed as marshals in the buses after women were allowed free travel from October 29.

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