B'luru: Ola driver harasses woman, child locks cab; suspended

Ola driver harasses Kolkata stylist in Bengaluru child locks cab

Ola driver harasses Kolkata stylist in Bengaluru child locks cab

The incident took place on Sunday night at around 10.50pm when the woman took the Ola cab to reach her home in BTM Layout from Indiranagar. She said: "I shouted and asked him to stop the auto - -unfazed, and continuing his act, he very nonchalantly asked me what was wrong".

An Ola representative confirmed that after the incident was brought to their attention, and after they spoke to the woman concerned, they temporarily suspended Reddy.

However, the cab driver allegedly continued to approach her in an indecent manner despite her warnings. When the woman shouted and hit the windows, he let her go with a warning that she would face dire consequences if she told about the incident to anyone, especially the police.

Making things worse, her mobile phone was also out of charge and she could not call the police.

The Ola cab driver had also threatened the passenger against complaining saying that Ola firm doesn't pay heed to such complaints'. "After much screaming, he reluctantly stopped the vehicle, and continued standing on the road until I took a picture of him and threatened to go to the cops".

She then ran few hundred meters until she could find an auto-rickshaw.

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Ola, acting on her complaint, has now suspended Reddy. "It all happened so suddenly that I was taken aback".

Asserting that customers' safety is its priority, Ola also asked the customer to lodge a formal complaint with the authorities.

Asked why she has not lodged a police complaint, she said she was not a resident of Bengaluru and wanted to avoid "legal hassles" as she was leaving the city next month.

Following the incident an Ola spokesperson said, "We regret the unfortunate experience the customer had during their ride".

The police said that they came to know about the incident through the media and that no complaint had been filed in any police station in Bengaluru south-east where the alleged incident took place.

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