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Uber driver arrested for allegedly masturbating in front of woman passenger

In her police complaint, the woman said the driver slowed down the car on entering Outer Ring Road, and started unzipping his pant and masturbating.

india Updated: Oct 25, 2017 09:19 IST
Agencies, Hyderabad
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In the FIR, the woman admitted to have felt disgusted by the act, and shouted at him to stop the car. But he kept on driving. (Representational Photo)

Hyderabad Police arrested an Uber driver on Saturday for allegedly masturbating while ferrying a 25-year-old woman.

“The arrested accused Prem Kumar, 26, is the owner and not the driver of the car. He was driving on that day as regular driver was not on duty,” said deputy commissioner of police P Viswa Prasad.

According to the complaint, the woman took the taxi around 7 am for Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. She was planning to take a flight to New Delhi. The driver slowed down the car on entering the Outer Ring Road, and the woman noticed him unzipping his pant and masturbating.

In the FIR, the complainant admitted to have felt disgusted by the act, and shouted at him to stop the car. But he kept on driving.

The DCP said the driver checked on his behaviour only after she threatened him with a police complaint.

She stopped the trip and later lodged a complaint at Safdarjung Police Station on October 19, after reaching New Delhi.

The Delhi Police forwarded the complaint to the Hyderabad cops, who tracked down the driver.

Prasad further said Uber did not respond to a mail sent by the commissioner of police in the case.

First Published: Oct 21, 2017 19:42 IST