The woman took to social media to narrate the shocking incident stating that she got out of the car and confronted the driver, on which he allegedly abused her
The Hush Post: In yet another case of sexual harassment, an Uber cab driver in Mumbai allegedly started masturbating before a woman passenger Friday morning. The incident took place at a traffic signal in Andheri East at around 10.45 am. The woman has lodged a complaint with the MIDC Police Station at Andheri.
In her complaint the woman alleged that as soon as she boarded the cab, the driver suddenly exposed himself and started masturbating in full public view while the vehicle had halted at a traffic signal.
The woman took to social media to narrate the shocking incident stating that she got out of the car and confronted the driver, on which he allegedly abused her. “He came towards me in the most threatening manner and said ‘let me see how you get away without paying to me’ and started to corner me. There was no traffic police on the road and I was fighting him alone, with the public watching,” the woman was quoted by india.com as saying.
She added that she paid the driver more than the actual fare and did not wait for the change – as she felt the accused could be dangerous.
The driver in question was sacked with immediate effect by Uber following the incident.
The car aggregator on Friday evening issued a statement, confirming that “the driver partner’s access to the Uber app has been barred”, and stated how the firm’s “community guidelines clearly reject such inappropriate behaviour”.