Uber cab driver arrested for molesting woman passenger in DelhiIn yet another incident that shows how unsafe the public transport remains for women in the national capital, Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a 36-year-old Uber cab driver for allegedly molesting a female passenger.
In yet another incident that shows how unsafe the public transport remains for women in the national capital, Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a 36-year-old Uber cab driver for allegedly molesting a female passenger.
According to police, the incident took place on Tuesday evening when the victim, a utility services manager at the Palam airport, booked the cab to go to Mahavir Enclave from the airport.
“The woman (32) had booked a cab around 5PM from the airport to go to Palam, but the driver arrived late following which she got into an argument with the cab driver, identified as Rajiv,” police said.
Instead of taking the designated route from Aerocity, the driver took Mahipalpur Road and when she protested, the driver got angry and threw a handbag on her and threatened her with dire consequences. After a while, the driver asked the woman to get out of the car near Delhi Cantonment, police added.
The victim immediately went to the police station lodged a complaint. Based on the complaint of the woman, an FIR under Sections 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC was registered.
“Soon after the complaint was registered, our teams swung into action and traced the driver. Uber was also contacted. He was arrested and sent to judicial custody,” DCP south-west Surender Kumar said.
The victim had joined her new work at the Palam airport on Tuesday.