Kudos! Mumbai girl bails out cabbie falsely accused by co-passenger

Updated: Dec 01, 2016, 10:46 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

A Mumbai-based girl has become the latest talking point on Facebook, after a post describing how she saved an innocent cab driver from false accusations of a co-passenger, went viral

Pic courtesy: Himani Jain/Facebook

A Mumbai-based girl has become the latest talking point on Facebook, after a post describing how she saved an innocent cab driver from false accusations of a co-passenger, went viral.

In her FB post, Mumbai-based Himani Jain, narrates her in interesting experience. “I took Uber Pool to home from office yesterday (November 23). The driver, Shahid (name changed), was very polite and well behaved. I was sharing cab with a lady, Gayatri (Name changed), who was probably in her late thirties. She got into the cab and within a minute she started arguing with Shahid about the drop. He explained her politely that it doesn't matter, he will drop according to the App to the provided address and she can't choose the route,” she wrote.

Jain added that Gayatri started speaking to Shahid in extremely derogatory tone, and even used expletives. Gayatri used words like dumb, I will slap you, etc. Shahid kept calm and asked her if he should start the trip. “I asked Gayatri to stay calm and explained that there is a miscommunication between you and Shahid, and I will explain him. By this time she lost her cool completely and asked Shahid to come to police station and asked me to join her in her complaint. When I disagreed she started verbally abusing me as well. Shahid ended my trip, apologised for the inconvenience and asked me to take another ride home,” the post further read.

Even as the drama was going on around 20 people and two security ladies gathered around our cab. Jain gave her number to security lady so that they can contact her in case police trouble Shahid. Gayatri and Shahid had already dialed 100, and the cops came in. “When I was about to leave, the security lady came to me and said ‘Madam, please jao na police station, wo maar daalenge isko. Ladies ka case hai toh iska koi nahi sunega’.

“Though it was already 9pm and I was scared to go to police station (first experience), I didn't feel like leaving him in that situation so I decided to go police station along with them. And the funny part is that when Gayatri was explaining all this ruckus to the constable, he asked ‘madam where is the problem’. When she saw nothing happening her way, she made false accusations against Shahid of verbally abusing her and asking her to get out of the car and asked them to lodge an FIR against him,” the post went to add.

Jain gave her statement to the cops and told them that while she is neither related to Shahid nor Gayatri, she had come there to support Shahid as is completely innocent in this case. She did not leave police station till 11 pm. “Gayatri demanded that the driver should apologize her and touch her feet as a part of apology. Apparently she wanted to teach him a lesson. I stayed there till she left the police station. I spoke to the police and fortunately, they understood the situation. They placated her that they will take action against him and asked her to leave. Meanwhile they took Shahid to a room and I could hear sounds of someone getting beaten up.

“I ran to the constable and I said there is no mistake of him. To my surprise, they were beating the floor with the belt and Shahid was just making noises with a smile. I don't know if it was right or wrong but I felt happy. Cop came and thanked me for standing up for Shahid otherwise it would have been a disaster for the driver. I felt contended. I called Shahid after an hour of reaching home. He is sound and safe. :),” the post concluded.

Jain was showered with praises on her Facebook post for standing up for the innocent cab driver.

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