Police detained a 22-year-old Uber driver for allegedly sexually harassing a woman after she booked an Uber ride in neighboring Haryana, according to the Police.
According to the Uber’s statement, the company have initiated an action against the driver and are cooperating with the Haryana police in the investigation as well.
According to the details, a 29-year-old woman, who works as an advisor in an MNC, booked a ride through the Uber app from Kundli in Indian’s Haryana state for her resident in Sector 3, Rohini. When the cab arrived, she noticed that the vehicle had a white number plate instead of having a commercial number plate issued by the government and also had tinted glasses. The woman was also shocked to know that the face of the Uber driver did not match with the image of the driver provided by Uber on the mobile app, police added in the report.
During the ride, the driver was taking a different route than the one woman take usually when the woman tried to get out from the car while the car was stopped at a traffic signal, the driver locked the car’s door by using central locking system and threatened her. The woman managed to escape from the car when the car slowed down at a CNG station near GTK depot. The Uber’s driver absconded from the spot with the vehicle, police added.
During the investigation, police collect the information of the driver from the company and traced the driver along with the car to Janti Kalan village in Sonipat, Haryana. A police team went to the village on the intervening night of March 9 and 10 and locate the car with a drunken man lying inside the car, and detained him successfully, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Aslam Khan said.
According to the further details, a man who registered his vehicle with Uber had given his car to Sanju to drive. An Uber’s spokesman said that they’ve removed the driver who allowed another man to drive his car.
We strongly recommend you to match and confirm the identity of the driver with the data provided by Uber on the mobile app before you took a ride, especially when to travel alone.