In a shocking incident, an Ola cab driver in Bengaluru allegedly tried to molest a woman and prevented her from escaping by activating child lock in his auto. That is when he finally released the lock and I ran out of the cab.
The driver then started calling the woman on her number to warn her after which she blocked his number. The cabbie identified as Rajshekhar Reddy made several calls to the woman, threatening her with dire consequences if she complained against him.
A police officer is said to have spoken to Reddy, who defended himself saying that he had only tried to reach back to help her open the door which was child-locked. "After much screaming, he reluctantly stopped the vehicle, and continued standing on the road until I took a picture of him and threatened to go to the cops". "I was scared that he could have done anything as the place was deserted", she said.
It was only upon reaching the Ejipura signal that she found an autorickshaw.
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An official at the Madiawala Police Station said, "The alleged incident happened within Viveknagar Police Station limits". The driver, however, kept on approaching her.
It said the customer has been asked to lodge a formal complaint with the authorities. "Safety of customers is our priority and we will continue to extend our full support to this investigation against the driver", it said in the statement.
"We regret the unfortunate experience the customer had during the ride".
Following the complaint by the victim, Ola has suspended the driver from its platform.
Now is the high time the firm owners take stringent actions against the perpetrators since this issue has now become a cause of concern and safety of passengers.