Uber driver held for 'touching himself' in front of female passenger

Bengaluru: A driver of cab aggregator Uber was yesterday arrested for allegedly misbehaving with a woman passenger working with a software company two days ago.

The police action came after a message about the lewd behaviour was uploaded on social media by the woman’s brother who said the driver misbehaved by “touching himself” in an inappropriate manner several times while waiting at a traffic signal on Tuesday, police said.

DCP, South-East Division M B Boralingaiah said, “After getting into the taxi in HSR layout and while heading towards SG Palya, the driver stopped the car many times on the slow moving track before the silk board signal,” her brother alleged.

While waiting at the signal the driver started to touch himself inappropriately, and then until reaching the destination, he kept trying to do so, he alleged. Upon reaching the destination after confronting the driver about what he had done, he first denied any wrongdoing. “After telling him we’d file a complaint, he apologised” he said. An Uber spokesperson said, “The driver partner was waitlisted immediately after we received the complaint. We have provided all the information that has been asked for with the authorities, to help them with their investigation.”

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