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Bengaluru: Woman complains molestation inside cab- Ola driver suspended

Bengaluru: Woman complains molestation inside cab- Ola driver suspended

An Ola driver allegedly harassed a 23-year-old fashion stylist from Kolkata travelling in his cab in Bengaluru.

The woman was trapped by the driver by activating the child lock system inside the vehicle.

The cab driver also threatened the passenger against complaining and said that Ola doesn't pay heed to such complaints'. "We have zero tolerance for such incidents", an Ola spokesperson said in a statement to IANS.

The company urged the the woman to file a formal complaint, adding that it would give "full support" to the investigation against the driver.

"The police had also called up the driver and warned him from calling and threatening me".

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

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.

"I have informed the police inspector of my area but I have not lodged a formal complaint", she said. However, the woman started banging the windows and created a commotion after which he let her out. He even tried to reach to the back seat. She then ran away from the spot till she reached the Ejipura traffic signal, about 500 metres away.

The victim approached the police for help only after Ola assured to take an action against the accused driver.

Following the incident an Ola spokesperson said, "We regret the unfortunate experience the customer had during their ride". He was rated 4.9 on the app. Even now they haven't told me what action has been taken. "What is the company doing to ensure women who use the service are safe?" she asked.


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