The road rage victim withdrew her complaint after she was “advised” by a few city police officials to do so. She also feared for her life as auto-rickshaw operators in the city are notorious for carrying out mindless attacks.
“I fear for my life. I withdrew my complaint as these elements can go to any extent to harm you,” said the victim.
However, the police dismissed the claim of the victim that she was dissuaded from lodging a complaint. “We did not discourage her from filing the complaint. If the victim files a complaint, we will take the action against the auto-driver as per the law,” said Vikas Kaushik, SHO, Sector 40 police station.
This incident has once again brought to the fore the failure of the city to police to tame rogue auto operators in the city.
Though the police claim that the department had taken many efforts to streamline autos in the city, rouge elements continue to call the shots.
As many as 3,000 of the total 15,000 autorickshaws plying in the Millennium City are not registered with the transport authority and are running illegally. This makes it difficult for the officials to crackdown on auto-drivers to take the law in their hands.
On Wednesday, a woman was assaulted and abused by an unruly auto-driver in Sector 40. The incident took place after the woman’s car was hit by the auto, leading to a heated argument. Cases of misbehaviour with passengers are very common in the city, especially against the drivers of shared autos. "I cannot forget the incident; the city is not safe for women," said the victim.