The Delhi Police have reportedly detained a driver with Ola Cabs for allegedly molesting a 23-year-old girl from Belgium on Saturday night. The online transportation network company has reportedly fired the driver with immediate effect.
The woman filed a complaint against the driver, identified as Raj Singh, with the CR Park police in South Delhi a few hours after the incident took place.
"We have detained the driver, Raj Singh, a resident of Alwar in Rajastan, after the complaint," Deputy Commissioner of Police Mandeep Singh Randhawa told Indo-Asian News Service, adding the that woman had booked the cab from Gurgaon to CR Park in Delhi.
The woman said Singh first took a wrong route and later asked her to sit in the front seat because he wanted to use GPS on her mobile as his was not working. The driver kissed her when she moved to the front seat, she said.
"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," Hindustan Times quoted a senior police officer as saying. Five minutes later, the driver asked her to sit in the front seat.
"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.
Singh dropped the woman off in Govindpuri and threatened to kill her if she approached the police. She subsequently informed her friend about the incident.
"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.
"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 for such behaviour," OlaCabs spokesperson said in a statement.