Bengaluru: Ola driver watches porn, misbehaves with woman

BENGALURU: An Ola cab driver allegedly watched porn, showed a woman passenger a porn clip and misbehaved with her while on ride on Saturday morning. The Cubbon Park have seized the car, but the accused driver managed to escape. A manhunt has been launched for him. The 22-year-old woman passenger faced sexual harassment while in the cab near Queen’s Circle, in the heart of the city on Saturday morning. The accused driver, Devasamoliya, was driving the cab with registration number KA-53, C-9192.

The victim, an employee with a private firm and a resident of a Yelahanka, booked the cab from her residence to JP Nagar on Saturday morning. When the cab reached Queen’s Circle, the victim noticed that the driver was holding the mobile phone on his left hand and was watching porn. He was also trying to show the clip to the victim and was touching himself inappropriately. Sensing trouble, she asked the driver to stop immediately, but he insisted on dropping her to her destination. She, however, managed to stop the cab on Kasturba Road and got down before reaching office. 

She immediately raised a complaint with the Ola cab call centre, who assured her of a probe. They called her after a while to say that they had inquired with the cab driver, but he had denied any wrongdoing. Furious with their response, she filed a complaint with the Cubbon Park police. After the police came into the picture, Ola Cabs said that it has sacked the accused drier and cooperating with the police investigation. “We are deeply disturbed by this incident and have immediately removed the driver's access to the platform,” an Ola spokesperson said. 

Woman techie files plaint too
A woman techie has filed a complaint with the women police cell after an Uber driver allegedly misbehaved with her on Friday. She had booked the cab from Koramangala to Shanthinagar. An official said that the driver threatened her of dire consequences if she filed a complaint with the police.

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