Ola driver sexually harasses Bengaluru woman, suspended by company

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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 vehicle.

In yet another incident of crime against the woman, a 23-year-old woman in Bengaluru was molested by an Ola cab driver after child-locking her inside the cab. The incident took place at Sunday night around 10.30 pm.

"I reported the incident to Ola on Sunday night itself but even on Monday, when the police asked, they had not taken any action".

According to the woman, the vehicle had reached the intermediate Ring Road on the way to Koramangala when the driver stopped the auto by the roadside. Resisting her advances, the victim tried to get out the vehicle. That is when he finally released the lock and I ran out of the cab. "I started banging the door, cab-window and cried for help after which he let me go".

The two-and-a-half-kilometre stretch of the Intermediate Ring Road from Embassy Golf Links to Ejipura signal does not have any shops or buildings.

"I have decided not to file a First Information Report (FIR)". The victim approached the police who warned the driver but she did not file a complaint. "She told us to warn the driver and we did".

She also said that she was not a resident of Bengaluru and to avoid "legal hassles" as she was leaving the city next month, she did not lodge a police complaint.

"We regret the unfortunate experience the customer had during the ride". We have zero tolerance to such incidents & the driver has been suspended from the platform as an immediate action upon receiving the complaint, " an Ola spokesperson told ANI.

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



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