Bhopal: Ola cab driver rapes woman, arrested

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Bhopal, Jan 3: Indian taxi aggregator Ola is in trouble again, as one of its cab driver has been accused of raping a woman passenger in Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal.

According to reports, the incident happened on Dec 29, Tuesday, but the case was registered at Koh-e-Fiza police station on Jan 1, Friday.


The 28-year-vicim is said to be the mother of two children and she works at a private hospital. On the ill-fated night, she booked an Ola cab and her driver's name was Deepak Bamane, who came to pick and drop her to home.

As per the statement given by woman to the police, the accused driver halted the vehicle at a deserted location between Bairagarh and Gandhi Nagar and raped her inside the cab and also threatened her not to reveal the incident to anyone.

The traumatised woman narrated her ordeal to her husband and then the couple approached police on Jan 1.

As both the accused and victim lived in same area, Gandhi Nagar, they allegedly knew each other.

Following the complaint, police arrested accused driver Bamane. It came to the light that Bamane was a bachelor and had been working with Ola from last few months.

His past record is being checked and the cab in which the crime was committed has been seized.

Police is also verifying whether the Ola employers verified his past background or not, before hiring him as a driver.

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