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Uber driver misbehaves with woman; arrested

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 July 2015, 15:58 IST

An Uber driver was arrested for misbehaving with a woman passenger in Kolkata on Tuesday.

A 25-year old woman lodged a complaint at the Bhowanipur police station on 8 July following which Pintu Yadav was arrested on 21 July.

The woman had alleged that Yadav was continuously leering at her from the rear-view mirror and masturbating. He also tried to follow her after reaching the destination.

She said that she did not press the 'SOS' button on Uber app because she feared for something worse. She later contacted the company officials.

The company had initially suspended Yadav and later, permanently removed him after carrying out an internal probe.

He was arrested and booked under IPC sections 354 (assault or criminal force to outrage modesty of a woman) and 506 (criminal intimidation). He got a bail on the same day.

First published: 22 July 2015, 15:58 IST
 
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