A 26 year old disabled girl was raped by an Ola cab driver in Chandigarh. The suspect was identified as Kamal of Nayagaon and the victim is a girl from sector 23 of Chandigarh who worked at private company while going to school for higher education.
The suspect Kunal sedated the girl while she was in his cab and took her to a hotel in Sector 5. The victim was raped in the hotel and afterwards was dropped off at her home under the influence of an intoxicant.
The victim’s parents called the police who confirmed rape with a medical examination. The suspect was arrested and booked under Section 376 for rape.
OLA released the following statement:
“We regret the unfortunate experience and condemn the incident. We have zero tolerance for such behaviour and are taking it seriously. the driver has been blacklisted from the platform with immediate effect,” he said, adding, “The safety of customers is our priority and we are extending full support to the police in the ongoing investigation.”
(Story updated with Ola’s statement)