In India, a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus driver’s name has been struck off the roster after a video of him allowing a monkey drive a bus went viral across the country.
In the video, Prakash, is seen driving with a monkey sitting on the steering wheel. Although he didn’t give the monkey the full control of the bus, but his action was considered out of the line by many who saw the video.
The incident took place on October 1 in a bus plying Davanagere to Bharamasagara. According to a KSRTC official, the driver was not the owner of the monkey, but it was owened by one of his passengers.
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Upon spotting the driver, the monkey hopped on the steering wheel and he allowed the animal to stay despite disapproval from the passengers who could be heard in the video complaining on the driver’s negligence.
“The monkey came boarded the bus with its owner. But it went and plonked itself on the driver’s seat and refused to leave despite efforts by passengers to remove it from there. He (Prakash) is an animal lover, but he should not have allowed this while driving a bus.” the official said