Ola driver harasses Kolkata stylist in Bengaluru, child locks cab
Dec 06 2017 by Kathy Alvarado
According to allegation, a 23-year-old woman was harassed and molested by an Ola cab driver who engaged the child lock to trap her in his auto late on Sunday night.
The victim, who is a fashion stylist, said the driver had engaged the child lock to trap the woman in his auto.
Ola spokesperson said, "We regret the unfortunate experience the customer had during their ride". It was when the vehicle reached the Intermediate Ring Road that the driver allegedly attempted to sexually assault her, while she was in the backseat of the auto.
However, the cab driver allegedly continued to approach her in an indecent manner despite her warnings. However, she did not file a formal complaint with the police, an ANIreport said. Resisting her advances, the victim tried to get out the auto. Seeing the women calling for help, the driver opened the auto and let the woman out. "After much screaming, he reluctantly stopped the auto, and continued standing on the road until I took a picture of him and threatened to go to the cops". "We have zero tolerance to such incidents and the driver has been suspended from the platform as an immediate action upon receiving the complaint", Ola said. "I was scared that he could have done anything as the place was deserted", she said. The woman ran for 500 meters till she reached the Ejipura traffic signal. However, the woman mustered the courage and lodged a complaint against the driver.
The company urged the the woman to file a formal complaint, adding that it would give "full support" to the investigation against the driver.
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.