Belgian Woman Allegedly Molested By Ola Cabs Driver

08/05/2016 9:44 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
In this photograph taken on June 15, 2015, an Indian woman hails a cab at a busniess district in Mumbai. India published new guidelines for web-based ride-hailing firms including US-based Uber and its local rival Ola on December 16, 2015, after months of legal battles and bans over rising concerns for the safety of women passengers. There has been extensive soul-searching in India about the frightening levels of violence against women since an infamous gang-rape on a bus in Delhi in December 2012 in which the victim later died of her injuries. Women's safety in India has not improved since the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi, that sparked international outrage. AFP PHOTO/ Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- A 23-year-old Belgian woman was allegedly molested by a cab driver in the national capital on Saturday night.

In her complaint to the police, the woman said she had booked an Ola cab from Gurgaon where during the journey the cab driver allegedly kissed her.

After stepping out of the cab near South East Delhi's CR Park area, she informed the police about the incident at around 10 PM, police said.

The cab driver left the spot after dropping the woman near CR Park. Booking details are being checked to identify the driver and an FIR is likely to be registered in a few hours, police said.

It is yet to be ascertained whether the woman is a tourist or has been staying in the country for some time.


DCP (South-east) MS Randhawa told ANI that the Ola cab driver has been apprehended.

The cab service provider also issued a statement, saying they have fired the driver with 'immediate effect'. The statement further said that the service would share all required information with the authorities to help resolve this for the customer, adding that they have 'zero tolerance' to such behaviour from drivers on the platform.


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