Ola suspends driver accused of molesting woman in Bengaluru

Henrietta Strickland
December 6, 2017

A woman was allegedly molested by a driver attached to cab aggregator Ola en route for her residence here recently.

The driver activated the child lock and forcing the woman to remain in the vehicle, while he masturbated. Safety of customers is our priority and we will continue to extend our full support to this investigation against the said driver, "the Ola spokesperson added".

"As soon as I managed to get home on Sunday night, I tried to lodge a complaint with Ola".

The incident took place on Sunday night when the 23-year-old woman, who as per The New Indian Express report works as a fashion stylist took the cab to travel from Indiranagar to BTM layout.

The driver then started calling the woman on her number to warn her after which she blocked his number.

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.

The woman told IANS: "The cab driver misbehaved and tried to touch me". To save herself, the woman ran to the Ejipura traffic signal, which was 500 m from the spot.

Speaking on the incident with IBT Times, Ola spokesperson said: "We regret the unfortunate experience the customer had during their ride". Fearing an attack by Reddy, the woman approached the Madivala police and informed them about the incident.

The woman passenger who was shocked says it was only after she continued shouting for help that the Uber driver stopped. The cabbie identified as Rajshekhar Reddy made several calls to the woman, threatening her with dire consequences if she complained against him.

Another shocking incident was reported in September where an Ola cab driver allegedly assaulted a businessman with iron rod near CV Raman Road.

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