Bengaluru: In another instance of reported misbehavior, an Uber driver allegedly masturbated at a traffic signal while ferrying a woman techie passenger from HSR Layout to SG Palya on Tuesday night.
The woman passenger on reaching home confronted the cabbie who denied any wrongdoing. However when she threatened to file a police complaint, he apologized for his behavior and requested her to give him a five-star rating on the Uber app.
As per reports, the woman passenger’s brother has filed a complaint with the police and also wrote to Uber via a post in Twitter stating: “Soon after my sister boarded from HSR Layout sector 7, the accused driver stopped the car multiple times in the slow moving traffic. While waiting at the Silk Board signal, the driver started to touch himself while the car was stationary, and continued the lewd gesture until she reached home.”
However no immediate response was received from Uber regarding the complaint.
The woman techie also took to twitter to write about her traumatic experience. She wrote: “@Uber_BLR – Harassment on roads. You have creepy drivers on board. It is a tough life out there for women. I am sickened.”
A case has been registered with the Bengaluru police who are on the lookout for the driver.
The cab aggregator finally responded to the complaint at around 3pm on Wednesday though they had been alerted about the incident as soon as the incident took place (between 7.30 and 8.15pm on March 22).
It is reported that the driver has been waitlisted and the company is also co-operating with the police.
It may be recalled that in July 2015, another techie was allegedly abused and harassed by an Uber driver as well. She filed a complaint with the police and the driver was then dismissed by Uber.