Hyderabad: A 25-year-old woman techie took to Facebook to shame a cab driver who allegedly masturbated while driving her to Rajiv Gandhi International airport here in the city. The woman techie, a native of Delhi, had recently moved to Hyderabad on professional work. She hired a car to the airport to catch a flight to Delhi during Diwali on Thursday.
The victim got into Uber taxi around 7.40 am from the city to the airport. Riding on the Outer Ring Road (ORR), the driver suddenly slowed down the car to 50 kmph and started masturbating by glancing at the woman through the rear-view mirror. She took to Facebook, claiming that she also shouted at the driver and asked him to stop the car.
After arriving at the Delhi airport, she called up the women's helpline. However, they told her that the case could not get transferred to the Hyderabad unit. When she went to file an FIR at Safdarjung police station, the police refused to accept the complaint as the incident occurred in Hyderabad.
Later, she lodged a complaint with the Hyderabad police online. The complaint was forwarded to the Cyberabad police. The Hyderabad's SHE Team is waiting for the victim to come to the city to lodge a formal complaint.
The incident comes at a time when the #MeToo campaign is at its peak where women going public by sharing horrific incidents of sexual abuse and torture in India and elsewhere in the world.