An Uber driver in Bengaluru was Wednesday arrested by the police on the cost of raping a younger girl passenger. She had employed the cab within the early hours of the day to return dwelling from a celebration.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Wednesday advised the Legislative Meeting that an try to rape had taken place in a cab in Bengaluru.
The girl fell asleep within the cab after she was picked up at round 3.30 am, police sources mentioned.
The sufferer, a resident of Jharkhand, was working in Bengaluru. The accused, who hails from Andhra Pradesh, had been working within the metropolis for 2 years as an Uber cab driver.
Upon reaching the vacation spot, the accused allegedly locked the automobile doorways and tried to benefit from the sleeping girl, sources mentioned. When she wakened and raised an alarm, the driving force allegedly fled from the scene within the automobile. The girl then dialed the police management room and knowledgeable them in regards to the incident.
The police took the girl’s assertion and launched a hunt for the cab driver utilizing the cellphone quantity that he had offered on the app.
A police workforce traveled to Chitoor in Andhra Pradesh because the driver had switched off his cellphone and was suspected to have fled to his dwelling. He was, nonetheless, situated in Bengaluru itself, the police mentioned.
Sources mentioned the cab driver has “admitted” to “taking benefit” of the girl.
Further Commissioner of Police (East) S Murugan mentioned a case of rape beneath Part 376 of the Indian Penal Code had been registered by the police. “We acted swiftly upon the grievance and arrested the accused. He’s from Andhra Pradesh. We’re questioning him totally,” he mentioned.