In a recent incident, a train conductor asked a passenger to get off the vehicle midway after she passed racist comments at an Indian c0-passenger.
As per reports in NZ Herald, the incident happened on the train that was travelling to Upper Hurt from the Wellington Railway Station.
An Indian-origin passenger on the train was conversing in Hindi on his cellphone and it appears that a young girl, who was also travelling on the same train, wasn’t quite pleased. So, she began yelling at the Indian, as narrated by another passenger on the train on condition of anonymity.
Soon after the conductor overheard the girl misbehaving with the Indian passenger, she was asked to get off midway.
JJ Phillips, the conductor, called the police after the young girl refused to get off the train. “Well, I’m not getting off the train then,” the girl had said, as per the witness. Other passengers, in fact, were delighted that the conductor took a stand and weren’t bothered about the fact that the train stopped midway for around 20 minutes.
The report in NZ Herald states that the Indian-origin passenger was taken aback after the incident. While speaking about the incident, the conductor told NZ Herald that she was alerted about the incident by another passenger.