New Delhi, July 14: In yet another incident of cabbie rage in Bengaluru, a 30-year-old man was allegedly assaulted by an Uber cab driver, and was left bleeding on the road with a broken nose and several serious injuries, according to a Times of India report. Also Read - Colleges, Hostels in Bengaluru to Reopen From Tuesday, COVID-19 Test Mandatory
30-year-old Chandra, who works as a sales manager with a global FMCG company, alleged that he was hit by an Uber driver on July 6, who left him bleeding on the road with a broken nose, two fractured fingers and multiple injuries to the face and head. Also Read - AirAsia India to Start Flights on Goa-Hyderabad Route From November 18
“On July 6, I was hit by an Uber driver and left bleeding on the road with a broken nose, two fractured fingers of my right hand and multiple injuries to the face and head. Although I lodged a complaint with the jurisdictional Suddaguntepalya the same day, I’ve been unable to follow up with cops as I was under treatment,” Chandra was quoted by Times of India as saying. Also Read - Inspired by Kannada Movie 'Operation Alamelamma', 16-Year-Old Boy Fakes His Kidnapping to Extort Money From Parents
The police, however, said that they have received complaints from both the driver and the passenger, alleging that both have been assaulted.
According to the police, the driver alleged that the passenger verbally abused and then assaulted him. He said that the passenger pressurised him to speed up, but when he refused to do so, the passenger started abusing him.
In his complaint, Chandra said that he had booked an UberPool, the shared service of the cab aggregator. As he was alone in the cab, he asked the driver to speed up a bit as he had guests waiting at home.
On this, the driver asked him to get out of the cab as there was more traffic on the road. When Chandra refused to do so, the driver tried to pull him out of the car and punched him and banged his head on his face, according to Chandra.
Reacting to Chandra’s complaint, Uber sent him an email saying that it has barred the driver till further investigation. The company added that it has escalated the matter to the concerned team.
On July 10, an Uber driver allegedly threatened to ferry a female passenger to a deserted place after she refused the driver’s request to cancel the trip in southeast Bengaluru.
On July 1, an Ola driver was arrested for allegedly stripping and molesting a woman passenger after locking her inside the vehicle. The woman lodged a complaint with the Bengaluru police via email after she flew to Mumbai.