Ola driver arrested for molesting 23-year-old Belgian woman in Delhi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 08, 2016 17:22 IST
The Delhi Police have detained an Ola cab driver for allegedly molesting a 23-year-old Belgian woman on Saturday evening. (Hindustan Times)

The Delhi Police have arrested an Ola cab driver for allegedly molesting a 23-year-old Belgian woman on Saturday evening.

A case regarding the incident was registered at the CR Park police station in South Delhi after the woman approached police and filed a complaint against the driver a few hours after the incident.

“We have detained the driver, Raj Singh, a resident of Alwar in Rajastan after the complaint,” deputy commissioner of Police, Mandeep Singh Randhawa told IANS.

According to the police, the woman was on her way to CR Park from Gurgaon when the driver took a wrong route. “The woman was monitoring her way on her phone’s GPS. She asked the driver to take the right route but the driver said he was taking a short cut,” a senior police officer said.

The woman then reportedly called her friend and asked him to speak to the driver. The driver told the woman’s friend that he would drop her safely.

The woman alleged that five minutes later the driver asked her to come and sit in the front seat as his GPS was not working. “He had switched off the GPS. When the woman sat in the front, the driver snatched her phone, pinned her down and kissed her. She alleged that the driver deleted the call records. She then raised an alarm,” the officer said.

Following this, the driver allegedly threatened her of dire consequences. He told her he would kill her if she complained to the police. The driver then left her in Govindpuri. The woman immediately called her friend and narrated the episode to him. “The woman reached her friend’s home and then informed the police. Our team went to the house and recorded her statement. A statement will also be recorded before the magistrate and a case will be registered,” a police officer said.

A spokesperson for Ola said, “The said driver has been terminated from the platform with immediate effect. We will share all the required information with the authorities to help resolve this for the customer. We have zero tolerance to such behaviour.”

(With inputs from IANS)

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