Ola cab driver allegedly molests woman passenger in Bengaluru, suspended


In yet another incident which has raised questions over the safety of women, a 23-year-old fashion industry professional was allegedly sexually harassed in Bengaluru by the driver of her Ola cab.

The complaint also said that the driver warned her of dire consequences if she would report the matter to the police or Ola Cabs management.

Following the incident, when the woman tried to create a commotion and banged the windows, the cab driver let her out. The driver took her to a deserted spot on the Ring Road in south east Bengaluru and suddenly stopped, the woman said.

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The victim, who is a fashion stylist, said the driver had engaged the child lock to trap the woman in his auto.

Following the incident an Ola spokesperson said, "We regret the unfortunate experience the customer had during their ride".

"I immediately started banging the car's windows with my fist in an attempt to make noise".

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The Ola cab driver had also threatened the passenger against complaining saying that Ola firm doesn't pay heed to such complaints'.

The woman was travelling alone from Indiranagar to BTM Layout in an Ola cab. The police are said to have warned him not to call or threaten the young woman again. "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".

The victim approached the police for help only after Ola assured to take an action against the accused driver. "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.

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The woman also alleged that the company did not inform her of taking any action against the driver.