Ola distances itself from driver arrested for rape

Bhopal, Jan. 3 (ANI): The Ola Cabs on Sunday distanced itself from the driver, who allegedly raped a woman in Bhopal.

Ola in a statement made it clear that the driver was not logged on its platform at the time of the incident.

“At the time of the reported incident, the said driver was not logged on to the Ola platform. We have terminated the driver from the platform with immediate effect,” the statement said.

“We have requested the police to expedite the case further with the respective parties and we will offer all support in providing whatever information (is) required by them to investigate this complicated case,” it added.

An Ola cab driver allegedly raped a 28-year-old woman passenger in Bhopal when she took the taxi service to return home after work on December 29.

The cabbie reportedly took the woman to a deserted location between Bairagarh and Gandhi Nagar and raped her. He also threatened to kill her if she told anyone about it. The accused, who was working with Ola for past few months, has been arrested. It is being said that he was known to the victim. (ANI)

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