Ola driver locked, molested me inside cab, claims woman's complaint

Ola suspends driver accused of molesting woman in Bengaluru

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According to the complaint, the driver warned her that she would face dire consequences if the matter was reported to the police or Ola Cabs management. I warned him and tried to damage the auto. The incident allegedly took place on Intermediate Ring Road, while the victim was on her way to Koramangala.

The woman lodged a complaint with the Ola safety team, which suspended Reddy's services with immediate effect.

Though the woman did not file a police complaint, Ola took note of the complaint she sent to them and suspended the driver, Rajasekhar Reddy, on Wednesday. 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.

Following the incident, when the woman tried to create a commotion and banged the windows, the cab driver let her out.

To her dismay, the woman's mobile battery had run out, and she couldn't call for help.

It was only upon reaching the Ejipura signal that she found an autorickshaw. "I have decided not to file a police complaint", she told TOI.

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An official at the Madiawala Police Station said, "The alleged incident happened within Viveknagar Police Station limits".

Following the complaint by the victim, Ola has suspended the driver from its platform. On Monday, the young woman received six calls from Reddy, who not only berated her for complaining to Ola about his behaviour, but also threatened to cause her harm, saying that he knew where she stayed.

It said the customer has been asked to lodge a formal complaint with the authorities.

"Safety of customers is our priority and we will continue to extend our full support to this investigation against the driver", the statement read.

Speaking on the incident with IBT Times, Ola spokesperson said: "We regret the unfortunate experience the customer had during their ride".

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