Daadi Prem Kumar, a owner-cum-driver of a Uber Cab, had masturbated during the ride. This disturbing incident happened when a 25-Year-Old Woman was on her way to RGI Airport from Kondapur for catching a Delhi-bound flight to celebrate Diwali on October 19th.
In her social media post, Uma Sharma wrote: 'Today my #Uber driver thought it perfectly normal to masturbate while dropping me to the airport. As soon as we were on the relatively empty ORR in #Hyderabad, he slowed the car to about a 50 kmph and kept glancing back in the rear view mirror'.
After Uma Sharma screamed and threatened him with police complaint, The Accused behaved himself and dropped her at the airport. She called 1091 helpline and lodged a complaint with Safdarjung Police Station after the end of ride. A case under Sections 354A and 509 of IPC was registered. The accused has been taken into custody and sent to judicial custody.
Uber fired the Driver and apologized to the Victim. But, Uma Sharma isn't happy because the Company didn't inform how it's gonna solve the issue.
Investigation revealed Uber is at fault in this matter. A single alphabet 'B' was mentioned in the Driver's Name column in the App. Even the photograph of the Driver appears too small on the App. Post the end of the trip, Only the rider's name and route remains on the App. Even the route will be deleted from Uber's database within no time after the end of trip. All these lapses makes it really difficult for the Victim to lodge a police complaint individually.â€‹