A cab driver has been arrested by the Cyberabad police for allegedly misbehaving with a woman passenger during a ride.
The woman, who is a resident of Hyderabad’s Kondapur, booked the cab on October 19 for airport to catch a flight to Delhi, the police said in a release.
“The driver started behaving strangely as soon as the car entered the Outer Ring Road. He slowed down the car and drove in an odd manner. He started staring at her through the rear view mirror and to her shock she realised that the driver unzipped his pant and was masturbating in full public view,” the police release said.
After the woman noticed him doing indecent act, she threatened him to call the police after which he behaved himself and dropped her to the airport, the release further said.
After landing at the Delhi airport, she took no time and called 1091 helpline number and also lodged a complaint at Safdarjung police station. She took the incident to the social networking site, it said.
Later, the complainant was contacted by the Cyberabad police and they requested her to send the complaint via e-mail.
A case of sexual harassment and other concerned charges under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered by the police.
“The DCP, Madhapur formed two special teams and identified the car and the accused driver. The owner-cum-driver has been arrested within no time and he is being remanded to judicial custody,” the release said.
The negligence of the cab service would also be probed, police said.
“In this connection it is very pertinent to mention that Cyberabad police attach a great importance to the aspect of women safety and security especially in the IT Corridor Area. The police have promptly registered the FIR and swiftly brought the offender to book,” the release added.
(With PTI inputs)