The driver also allegedly threatened the victim that he would call his friends and all of them would gang-rape her if she reported the matter to anyone
The Hush Post: In yet another incident of crime against female passengers by taxi drivers, now an Ola cab driver allegedly forced a woman to strip, molested her and then took her objectionable photos on his mobile phone. The driver also allegedly threatened the victim that he would call his friends and all of they would gang-rape her if she reported the matter to anyone. The shocking incident was reported from Bengaluru.
The incident occurred when the woman was going to the airport on June 1. On her complaint sent through email to the Bengaluru Police, the cab driver has been arrested by the cops after registering a First Information Report (FIR) against him, a report said.
As per the FIR, the victim, an architect resident from Mangaluru, had booked an Ola cab on June 1 night and had left for the airport. On the way to the airport, driver Arun V stopped the car midway and drove it to an isolated place. The driver then locked his vehicle and when the victim tried to raise an alarm, he threatened her with dire consequences, the report said.
The accused also tried to strangle her and warned her that if she did not do as told by him, he would call all his friends and gang-rape her, the FIR reads.
The victim alleged that he molested and forced her to strip and took pictures of her on her phone and then transferred the same on his own mobile phone. Then he dropped the woman at the airport warning her that he would circulate her pictures on social media if she lodged any complaint, the report said.
“After reaching the airport she complained through mail to our commissioner that such an incident has happened. Based on the mail transaction, we immediately registered an FIR and arrested the driver and seized the car,” Seemanth Kumar Singh, Additional Commissioner of Police (ACP) was quoted as saying.
The ACP said they also issued a notice to Ola Cab as to why police verification for the driver was not done.
Meanwhile an Ola spokesperson said in a statement, “We regret the unfortunate experience the customer had during the ride. We have zero tolerance for such incidents and the driver has been blacklisted from the platform as an immediate action upon receiving the complaint. Safety of our customers is our top priority and we are extending full support to the police authorities in their investigation.”