Canada police hunt for Indian-origin cabbie for molesting woman

Toronto, Sep 18 (IANS) Toronto police have sought public help to identify an Indian-origin Uber cab driver who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman, a media report said.

Listed as Amritpal with the cab service company, he is described as a young man between 26 and 30 years of age, short black spiked hair and a short chin-strap beard, National Post newspaper reported on Thursday.

“This is the first report of a sexual assault involving an Uber driver in the city,” police said.

A 25-year-old woman boarded Amritpal’s cab from the Eglinton Avenue area, Toronto, for Lawrence Avenue on Tuesday night.

“The woman was sexually assaulted in the vehicle at around 1 a.m. local time,” the police said.

She reported the incident to police shortly after and was suffering from minor injuries.

Meanwhile, Uber spokesperson Xavier Van Chau said the vehicle service was cooperating with police and the driver was immediately removed from the platform, the daily reported.

“Upon learning of these disturbing allegations, we immediately removed the driver from our platform and have reached out to law enforcement to assist in any way that we can,” Chau said.

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