New Delhi: A man posing as Uber cab driver was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly kidnapping and molesting a woman in the city here.
According to the police, the woman, who was waiting for a cab got into the car after the driver directed her to get into it. Believing it as her cab, the woman got into the cab. Later she realised that the car did not have a yellow number plate. The woman grew suspicious when the driver chose a different route and tried to jump out of the car.
On learning that the woman was trying to escape from the car, the driver switched on the central locking system. However, the woman managed to unlock the door and jumped out of the car when it slowed down near Jahangirpuri. The woman ran to the Mahender Park police station and lodged a complaint against the driver.
The police found that the driver was in an inebriated state and caught hold of him in a village near Haryana. The police also seized the car. The kidnap and molestation cases in app based car services has been on the rise in the recent days with no background checks being done before hiring the drivers.
Earlier, a Uber cab driver was arrested for allegedly misbehaving with a Delhi woman while she was on her way to the RGI airport in Hyderabad. The woman clicked a picture of the driver and narrated the whole incident on Facebook and filed an online complaint with the Hyderabad police.