Uber cabbie drivers turn on passenger; assault him

Uber and Olx are supposed to be the safest journey a person can undertake. But is that the case with a number of assault cases registered against the pair, particularly Uber?

A 30-year-old man was reportedly assaulted by an Uber driver in Bengaluru and was left with a broken nose, fractures on two of his fingers and several injuries on his face.

Like every day, the victim, Abir Chandra, had booked an Uber Pool on July 6 and was returning home to Marathahalli from his office in Jayanagar. He said the driver, identified as Anush R, accepted his booking and was already in a foul mood when he arrived for pick-up. Chandra was reportedly alone in the cab and asked the driver to drive a little faster, but Anush lost his cool and asked the rider to get out of the cab mid-way.

“In the middle of my trip, the driver told me to get out of the car as there was a lot of traffic on the road. When I refused, he pulled me out and when I pushed him back he punched me and banged his head on my face. I started bleeding from my nose and mouth,” Chandra told the media. “When I tried to defend myself, the driver called other locals and started hitting me again.”

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Chandra went on to add that he was left in the middle of the road with severe injuries to his face, fractured fingers, and a broken nose and was bleeding profusely.

“I experienced dizziness and vomiting, and a CT scan revealed injuries to my brain channels and blood clots behind my eyes,” he added and said that there could be permanent damage in the future. He also revealed that he had filed a complaint with the police but wasn’t able to follow up as he was still undergoing treatment.

Meanwhile, the police have said that they received complaints from the driver, as well as, the passenger and both have said that they were assaulted. Chandra also complained of the incident to Uber, after which the company said that the driver had been barred and an internal investigation was on.


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