The Delhi rape case, in which a 27-year-old woman was raped by an Uber cab driver, has raised spontaneous outrage among citizens across the nation.
Many people blamed the cab service, Uber, for not following safety guidelines and not undertaking the mandatory police verification before hiring such drivers.
Bollywood celebs too have expressed disappointment over the incident and are evidently horrified.
Akshay Kumar: "You hire a cab thinking its safer and pay more but sadly even that isn't an option anymore. Not sure how many more such incidents before we have stricter laws! #DelhiShamedAgain"
Karan Johar: "Appalled at the @Uber incident!! If they didn't do an adequate background check of the driver they have no reason to operate anywhere!!!!"
Rohit Roy: "Just the other day, a friend was recommending Uber very highly... Now this!! Appalling. It's like the guard at ur home robbing U!!"
Taking a cab alone at night? Take a picture of the driver, with the numberplate, & send it to a friend. Should act as a basic deterrent.
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) December 7, 2014
Retired IPS officer Kiran Bedi tweeted:
Uber Cab rape case is an eye opener for the way a company brands itself! It cannot claim to be trust worthy and fail tests of due diligence! — Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) December 7, 2014
On 5 December, the woman hired an Uber service cab around 9.30 p.m. from Vasant Vihar area, but instead of dropping her home, the accused took her to a deserted area between Sarai Rohilla and Inderlok and raped her before he dropped her home. The driver was later arrested by the Delhi police.
According to data compiled by Delhi Police, between 1 January and 30 April 2014, 616 rapes and 1,336 molestation cases were registered. Police, however, claimed to have solved approximately 90% of the cases, reported IANS.