After Ola and Uber entered cab service in Indian cities, commuting from one place to another has become far more convenient and safer than before. But at times, such cab rides may turn into nightmares as recently happened with a young woman in Bengaluru.
The woman passenger was to travel from Koramangala to Nagwara, some 20 kms away. He father booked an Ola cab for a shared ride. When the woman got into the cab, there were already other passengers.
As the cab proceeded with speed of 10km/hour, the passengers asked the driver to speed up. But he responded by accelerating, going beyond the speed limit prescribed for the zone.
When the cab reached the destination of the woman, by which time other passengers had left the cab, the driver, Mohammed Azhardeen, suddenly turned into a goon. He demanded Rs 200 more than the meter charge from the woman. When she refused and started calling her father he snatched her phone and shouted, “tumhari beti ko kaat ke fenk doonga”. He did not release the child lock until she paid him the money.
An FIR has been since lodged against the driver, following which he has been put behind bars. The cab aggregator Ols has also suspended him.