Divya Sharma, a resident of Bangalore, was allegedly harassed in the middle of a street by an auto driver, she posted on Facebook .
Sharma hailed an auto on Wednesday, April 8 evening. However, the driver "physically harassed" and "tormented" her after claiming to be an 'Ola driver'.
The driver has been terminated from his job at the cab company, as communicated to us by Ola in an official statement.
"We have terminated the said driver from the Ola platform. Though this incident did not happen on a ride booked through the Ola app, we have zero tolerance for such behavior," Anand Subramanian, Director, Marketing Communications at Ola said.
"We are working with the customer to share all driver information, so as to help her report this incident to the authorities. We are committed to the safety and security of all users of the Ola app at all times," Subramanian added.
A source from Ola has also stated that while the driver was someone the company hired for transporting people, when this incident occurred, the driver was off duty.
An earlier post by Divya Sharma reads: Last evening your Ola Auto physically harassed me and tormented me in the middle of the street in Bangalore. He even kept repeatedly saying he is an OLa auto while he slapped and hit me several times. I want OLA to take a harsh and quick action against this auto driver. I am filing an FIR and if needed I can give them his Ola details. I will not hesitate in adding media houses to this conversation. Attaching his License plate for your reference. KA 09 AC 641
Attached with her post is a picture of the driver's license details:
Ola had earlier replied to her post:
When we reached out Ola over Twitter, here's what they had to say.