An Instagram user, Debaleena Saha shared a shocking video and account of a dreadful taxi ride in Mumbai. According to her post, a local taxi driver ‘opened his zip’ as soon as she boarded the cab and started making inappropriate gestures.
She boarded the taxi in the morning, around 9:30 AM, and was on her way from Siddhi Vinayaka temple-
This driver as soon as I got into this local taxi, opens his zip, was staring at me objectifying & was stimulating his genitals (I wish I could record that) every time he took halt on signals, making me feel so uncomfortable. (sic)
In the video she shared, the driver outrightly says ‘no’, when she wants to get out of the cab. He also puts his hand next to her, on her seat.
In an update on the post, she added that an FIR has been filed.
FIR is filed and I didn’t share this to feel victimised, but to make all the women out there feel powerful and raise their voice when & where needed.
The shameful act of the taxi rider has caused a lot of outrage amid netizens, including celebs.
Read the entire account and watch the video here-
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SHAME !!!! It took me hours to think if I should share this or not, but I am sharing it now, . (Before you judge me based on what I was wearing I was wearing normal jeans and top) We were on our way from Siddhivinayak temple, We took this local taxi( worst decision ever) taking my mom & sister to Nariman Point on my way from Dadar, This driver as soon as I got into this local taxi, opens his zip ,was staring at me objectifying& was stimulating his genitals ( I wish I could record that) every time he took halt on signals ,Making me feel so uncomfortable, it was morning 9:30 am, Being in Mumbai I always felt safe and have never come across any such situation before, It’s called safe city, But if people like this can make someone like me who is local resident of this city go through this, I wonder what women coming from other city could have gone through, it’s not the city to be blamed but such people , Yes I got down abruptly in middle and no he wasn’t letting us get down until I forced voice, I said this where I could see Mumbai police around, later he started saying sorry, stating he was poor but excuse me, being poor doesn’t give you right to sexually harass someone, What if it would have been late evening , me alone in this same situation, I always heard about all this untill today I experienced this shit . Update – FIR is filled and I didn’t share this to feel victimised but to make all the women out there feel powerful and raise their voice when &where needed. Also up till he is not arrested I would suggest you guys to not board this taxi MH01 BT7115. #Shame #speakup #raiseyourvoice