Bus conductor kills fare dodgers in India

An Indian worker and his four-year-old daughter were crushed to death by a bus after the conductor pushed them off for not having the fare.

Angry passengers then set fire to the bus in revenge and the conductor was arrested and charged with unintentional murder, said police.

Sanschar Toppo, 40, was 10 rupees (12p) short of the fare when he got on the bus with his daughter.

He got into an argument with the conductor, which escalated until he and the girl were pushed out of the moving bus near Jharsuguda, a village about 200 miles west of Bhubaneshwar, the capital of eastern Orissa state.

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