Crime against women are on the rise in India and a lot of recent instances bear testimony to this statement. From getting catcalled in broad daylight to being harassed by cab drivers, women in India have been going through a lot. One such incident came forth, where a Bengaluru woman was threatened by app-based cab driver saying, "If you do not get out, I am taking you."
According to India Today, the incident took place on Thursday morning around 10.45 am, when the woman, a designer based in Bengaluru but hailing from Delhi, had booked an app-based cab to head to the airport from her residence in Peenya. The app-based cab arrived to pick her up but demanded to know what will be her mode of payment. Later, when woman told the cab driver that she will pay online, he allegedly told her that he will not be able to drop her at airport if she was paying online.
But, as woman was running out of time, she accepted to pay in cash. She also told the driver that she will pay the same rate of Rs 650 as stated by the app. woman alleged that the driver became agitated and asked her to pay. When woman refused to pay more, the driver asked her to cancel the ride. The argument continued and woman alleged the driver approached her menacingly. That is when she warned the driver to not touch her and to stay away from her.
As woman was getting late to reach the airport, she sat in cab. She alleged that the driver forced her to get out of his cab and started threw her luggage out onto the road, reported India Today. But, woman refused to get of the car and that is when the driver allegedly threatened saying, "If you do not get out, I am taking you," reported India Today. After which, driver allegedly started moving the car, that is when woman called police.
The driver only stopped the car when woman opened the door on her side. Later, when police arrived at spot, they helped her to catch another cab, woman claimed. After reaching the airport, she called app-based cab agitator. They told woman that the driver broke every single guideline and action will be taken against the driver.