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Uber driver attempts to sexually assault female passenger

Monday, August 5, 2019 • Tamil Comments

In a shocking incident, a woman from Bengaluru has accused an Uber cab driver of harassing her and even going to the extent of calling her a slut and threatening to tear her clothes. The woman allegedly dialed the customer care, but nobody responded to her and instead called the driver. She added that the company didn't assist her further on the issue and she was left stranded in the middle of nowhere at midnight. The woman has shared her traumatic experience in a post on Facebook.

Her post read, "Today, I had the most traumatizing experience of my life. I got into an Uber cab after dinner with my colleagues. The cab driver was telling his friend on phone about customers being 'very bad'. Suddenly, he turned to me and told me that as an educated woman I should leave work before 7 pm and not go out drinking with colleagues. I told him I didn't drink and asked him to mind his own business. He went on to call me "slut" and also to say things like I can't even be his keep who cleans his shoes (sic).

"Instead of calling me, they called the cab driver and, he started telling the customer care person that 'I am extremely drunk'. At this point, I had no choice but to start screaming asking the customer care to listen to me. The woman on the call spoke to me and I cried begging her to help me. She told me to get out of the cab and that she will book me another one immediately. Meanwhile, this cab driver started threatening me with things like 'I will tear your clothes if you don't leave the cab now' (sic).

"As I got down at 11.15 in the night at a not so busy road, I was waiting for a call from the customer care and also for my backup cab. I was terrified that the cab driver would come back to hit me. After waiting for 15 minutes and desperately writing messages to the Uber Customer Care, I received no support and I had to call my friends to help me."

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