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Television actress harassed by Uber taxi driver

Friday, July 12, 2019 • Tamil Comments

Nowadays its easy for anyone to get a cab as all one has to do is pull out the smartphone and press an app and a cab will arrive in a few minutes.  But though many of the drivers are polite and helpful there are others who are rude and heartless.  Bengali television actress Swastika Dutta has shared a harrowing experience she had on Uber taxi.

Swastika's post reads "This had never happened to me before,This actually happened to Me,I was humiliated,I was literally thrown out of the car,I was shouting but he dint stop he drove the car and took me to a remote area,there were several times I had book Uber Service but this incident left me Dumbstruck,the reason was I had booked uber service from my Home to my studio (Dassani 2,Rania) exactly at 8.15am,today,this Guy named Jamshed,after picking me up from my location suddenly in the middle of the road he cancelled the trip and asked me to get down from the car,when I refused and suddenly turned the car to an opposite direction and took me to his locality and started abusing me,he got down from the car,opened the door and literally pulled me out... when I lost my temper and started asking for help he threatened me and called other boys.. Jamshed: “ki korbi kor,dekhi ki korte parish”
Swastika has added "Since I was getting late for my shooting and my Unit was waiting for me I had to rush myself from the incident spot,later I spoke to my Dad and whatever legal actions is needed I shall Persue that during the day..This whole incident happened in front of DevDas Restaurant(EM Bypass) UttarPanchana Gram(VIP Bazar) 8.15-8.45 I was harassed and I am still in shock,this has never happened to me before ...Über Driver’s number: 3340585389.

The Kolkata police have taken immediate action and the driver has not only been arrested but also has lost his access to the Uber app as well and the company has apologized.

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