Delhi: Uber driver arrested for molesting woman passenger
When the victim resisted and told him that she had booked a personal cab and not a sharing one, the accused Rakesh rebuked her.
Women's security still remains a major concern in the capital, a Uber cab has been arrested for allegedly molesting a woman passenger on Tuesday evening.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, police said the victim is a utility services manager at the Palam airport. She booked the cab to go to Mahavir Enclave from the airport.
The report said, the accused, Rakesh, allegedly took the wrong route and insisted on picking up more passengers on the way.
After a while, when the victim resisted and told him that she had booked a personal cab and not a sharing one, the Rakesh rebuked her.
The victim, in her complaint to police, said Tuesday was her first day at work on the airport. She boarded the cab at the airport around 6 pm. Instead of taking the direct route, the driver took her towards Sanjay T-point, Mahipalpur.
“When the passenger asked the driver to stop, he said he has to pick more passengers. During the argument, the victim threatened the driver to lodge a complaint against him with Uber,” said a police officer.
“She started making calls. Fearing that she would inform the police, the stopped the car and pulled her out. The woman shouted at him for touching her inappropriately. The driver then threw her bag out of the cab and zoomed off,” the officer said.