Bengaluru Ola cab driver harasses and molests woman passenger

Ola suspends driver accused of molesting woman in Bengaluru

Ola suspends driver accused of molesting woman in Bengaluru

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. The incident allegedly took place on Intermediate Ring Road, while the victim was on her way to Koramangala.

She identified the driver as Rajashekar Reddy. The reports added that the woman was travelling alone from Indiranagar to BTM Layout when the cab driver parked the auto on an isolated road and allegedly locked the vehicle before groping her.

The women said that in her defence, she twisted his arm and started banging on the door after which the driver stopped misbehaving and drove to her house located in BTM Layout.

Making things worse, her mobile phone was also out of charge and she could not call the police. That is when he finally released the lock and I ran out of the cab. He let me go then. Even for the police to take up a suomotto case against the accused, it is important for the police to know the area where the incident took place. Fearing an attack by Reddy, the woman approached the Madivala police and informed them about the incident.

It said the customer has been asked to lodge a formal complaint with the authorities.

"I have decided not to file a First Information Report (FIR)". Reacting to this incident, Ola in a statement on Wednesday said the company has zero tolerance to such incidents and had suspended the driver just after receiving the complaint. They are taking strict action against the 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. We have zero tolerance to such incidents and the driver has been suspended as an immediate action upon receiving the complaint.

She added that after few minutes of the incident she called up the Ola customer care service and lodged a complaint.

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