Lucknow: A bus conductor from Mainpuri who used to work for Uttar Pradesh Roadways, Mohit Yadav, ended his life by jumping in front of a train after he lost his job for helping two Muslim passengers’ to pray.
As seen in a video, he stopped the bus he was working on so that two Muslim passengers could pray in Bareilly, Muslim Mirror reported.
This incident happened on the night of June 3. Mohit Yadav and the bus driver, K.P. Singh, stopped the bus for a short time in Bareilly before continuing their journey from Satellite Bus Stand to Kaushambi. They stopped the bus to let two Muslim passengers pray.
Other passengers were informed that the bus has stopped for the passengers’ prayers.
A passenger named Satendra recorded a video of one of the praying passengers and shared it on social media. This made many people angry, and Satendra formally complained to the Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation through a platform called X (which used to be Twitter).
In the video, some passengers were unhappy about the bus stopping on the road at night just for two people to pray.
Because the video became very popular online, the bus driver, K.P. Singh, and the conductor, Mohit Yadav, both lost their jobs. The person in charge, Additional Regional Director (ARD) Deepak Chaudhary, ordered their contracts to be ended, and it was carried out by ARD Sanjeev Srivastava.
Losing his job was very hard for Yadav, and he couldn’t handle it. He went back to his hometown Mainpuri and took his own life by jumping in front of a train. His collegaues stopped working at the workshop to protest against what happened to Yadav.