Ola driver arrested for ‘molesting, stalking’ passenger

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An Ola cab driver was arrested for allegedly molesting and stalking a 30-year-old woman. The accused harassed her through repeated phone calls after which she approached the police.
50-year-old Pradeep Tiwari, the cab driver, was arrested on Monday evening.
The woman, a private company employee, had hired the cab from Powai, a north-eastern suburb in Mumbai, on Saturday evening.
“Tiwari took her via a longer route and all the while kept looking at her in the mirror. During the ride, Tiwari kept hurling abuses at other drivers for overtaking his car,” said a police officer.
When the car reached its destination, she asked the driver to ‘behave’ which led to an argument.
When she tried to walk away, Tiwari followed her to the apartment elevator abusing her all the while. According to the police he also made lewd gestures.
He called her many times in the following days and continued to harass her. Even when she blocked his number, Tiwari managed to call her using a new number. Having had enough, she approached a police station in Dindoshi area. “We have registered a case against the driver and he was arrested. We are checking if he has any similar cases against him,” said Girish Anavkar, Dindoshi police station inspector.

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