Despite the kind of technology being used, it seems despite the number of safety measures being taken by various cab operators in India, the safety of women still remains a big question. Will it ever be safe for a woman to travel alone at any point of time in India?
In a shocking incident, a woman was allegedly raped by an Uber driver that she had booked via the Uber app to return home from a dinner party in Gurgaon on Friday this week.
According to reports, the woman had gone to a restaurant for dinner with some friends and had ordered an Uber cab from Vasant Vihar to take her to Inderlok. On the way, the woman dozed off on the back seat of the car and on waking up she found the cab was stopped at a secluded spot. The car doors were locked and when she tried to raise an alarm, the driver thrashed at her and then proceeded to rape her. In her complaint, the woman said the driver repeatedly slapped her and punched her when she tried to use her phone to make a call. He then reportedly warned her not to report the matter to the police when he dropped her home.
“The driver reportedly told the woman that he would drop her home safely only if she assured him that she would not report the matter. He warned her that he knew her address and would get her killed if she dared to complain about him to Uber,” said police sources.
The woman clicked a photograph of the car’s number plate and then made a PCR call to report the incident.
Uber later put out this statement: