New Delhi: A woman in Delhi accused an Uber driver of misbehaving with her. Delhi-based journalist Amrita Das alleged she was harassed by this driver. Das then took to Twitter to share her trauma.
The woman said that she was with her husband when the incident took place. Thereafter, she tagged Uber, its support team and the Delhi Police, and demanded action against the driver.
Das tweeted, “Rude and creepy driver. I demand action. First, he refused to turn on the air conditioner, then says garmi lag rahi hai to aage mere godi me baith jao (If you are feeling hot then come and sit on my lap.) He also ended the trip, moments after starting to drive and forced me out. This is when I was with husband.”
Soon after, the Uber support responded to her tweet and said, “We’re so sorry to hear about this. Our team has recently responded via email. Please reply here if you have additional questions.”
Several came out in support of the woman stating they too have been in similar situations.
Here are some of the tweets:
Cases of Uber drivers misbehaving have been reported for quite some time. Last year, a woman travelling in an Uber cab in Mumbai had alleged that she was sexually harassed by the driver. The woman had accused the driver of masturbating while she was on board and misbehaving and threatening her when she confronted him. The horrific incident had happened in the Andheri East area.