Pathanamthitta: A bus driver's attempt to show off his skills and impress a boy and other passengers have led to the suspension of his driving licence.
K V Sudheesh, who drives a tourist bus, was seen in a video letting a boy change the gear in the moving bus. His driving licence has been suspended for six months.
The incident took place at Pamala on Thiruvalla-Mallappally route in Pathanamthitta district. The video shows the boy sitting on the bonnet and changing the gear while Sudheesh is behind the wheels.
The video, which was shared widely in social media, came to the notice of Pathanamthitta RTO Jiji George who summoned the driver and sought an explanation.
Sudheesh told the official that the bus was being driven in-ground and not on the road. However, the Mallappally joint RTO gave a report saying that the bus was indeed driven on the road.
An examination of the video by the RTO also made it clear that the bus was on the road, following which a decision to suspend the driver's licence was taken.
A few days ago the licence of another driver was suspended for letting women tourists to shift gear.