Bengaluru: After complaint, Ola driver made six threat calls, says stylist

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A young woman from Bengaluru has alleged that an Ola cab driver held her hostage in his auto and harassed her.

As per her complaint to the Ola Cabs safety team, the driver, Rajashekar Reddy, misbehaved with her on Outer Ring Road and held her "hostage" for quite sometime by locking the vehicle doors, during the ride from Indiranagar on Sunday night. "We have zero tolerance to such incidents and the driver has been suspended from the platform as an immediate action upon receiving the complaint". "Safety of customers is our priority and we will continue to extend our full support to this investigation against the said driver". Ola has asked the woman to lodge a formal complaint in the matter. The police are said to have warned him not to call or threaten the young woman again.

The incident took place on Sunday night when the 23-year-old woman, who as per The New Indian Express report works as a fashion stylist took the cab to travel from Indiranagar to BTM layout. He even tried to reach to the back seat. The woman ran for 500 meters till she reached the Ejipura traffic signal.

Ola has been in the spot for failing to provide security to women passengers as many incidents of crime against women have been reported.

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The victim approached the police for help only after Ola assured to take an action against the accused driver.

Speaking on the incident with IBT Times, Ola spokesperson said: "We regret the unfortunate experience the customer had during their ride".

Meanwhile, Ola representatives have confirmed that Reddy has been suspended after the complaint and the company representative will probe the issue.

"The company on its part has claimed that it has taken necessary actions and the driver has been "off-roaded".

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