Sunday, 10 December, 2017

Ola driver harassed, locked woman inside cab; heres what happened

Ola driver locks Bengaluru woman in cab molests her Bengaluru: Ola cab driver holds woman passenger hostage and masturbates in car
Melissa Porter | 06 December, 2017, 17:47

Cab aggregator Ola on Wednesday said it has suspended one of its drivers after a woman from Bengaluru filed a complaint alleging that he locked her up in the vehicle and misbehaved with her.

Following the incident, when the woman tried to create a commotion and banged the windows, the cab driver let her out. On Monday, the young woman received six calls from Reddy, who not only berated her for complaining to Ola about his behaviour, but also threatened to cause her harm, saying that he knew where she stayed.

The incident occurred at around 10.30 pm on Sunday night. It was when the vehicle reached the Intermediate Ring Road that the driver allegedly attempted to sexually assault her, while she was in the backseat of the auto.

She alleged that the driver stopped the cab at the intermediate Ring Road and tried to touch her inappropriately. She said: "I shouted and asked him to stop the auto - -unfazed, and continuing his act, he very nonchalantly asked me what was wrong".

"We regret the unfortunate experience the customer had during the ride".

She then ran few hundred meters until she could find an auto-rickshaw. However, the woman mustered the courage and lodged a complaint against the driver. "I have approached Ola and they have assured me that he will be taken off their system", the victim said.

The company urged the the woman to file a formal complaint, adding that it would give "full support" to the investigation against the driver. "We have zero tolerance to such incidents and the driver has been suspended from the platform as an immediate action upon receiving the complaint", Ola said. Even in that incident the assault took place on a deserted road.