Various shameful molestation incidents by rental cab services have been reported in the past, with recent one reported on Sunday afternoon from Bengaluru, where an Ola cab driver had allegedly masturbated in front of a 23-year-old woman passenger after activating the child-lock. And Rajashekar Reddy had a 4.9/5 rating, which is considered very good. The reports added that the woman was travelling alone from Indiranagar to BTM Layout when the cab driver parked the auto on an isolated road and allegedly locked the vehicle before groping her.
The incident occurred at around 10.30 pm on Sunday night.
The driver activated the child lock and forcing the woman to remain in the auto, while he masturbated.
"We regret the unfortunate experience the customer had during the ride".
"I immediately started banging the car's windows with my fist in an attempt to make noise". I warned him and tried to damage the auto. "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".
Asserting that customers' safety is its priority, Ola also asked the customer to lodge a formal complaint with the authorities. However, she did not file a formal complaint with the police, an ANI report said.
Ola said in a statement on Wednesday that it had zero tolerance to such incidents and the driver had been suspended on receiving the complaint. "I have approached Ola and they have assured me that he will be taken off their system", the victim said. Even now they haven't told me what action has been taken.
The woman also alleged that the company did not inform her of taking any action against the driver.