"The driver started to hit my dad who is a diabetic patient," reads a Facebook post.

Bengaluru Ola driver accused of assaulting elderly manImage for representation/ Courtesy: tctechcrunch
news Complaint Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 10:23

Adding to the recent spate of complaints against cab drivers in Bengaluru that are being reported on the social media, comes another one.

In yet another instance, a Bengaluru man took to Facebook to narrate the ordeal of his father being assaulted by an Ola driver recently.

According to Stephen Ajay, the incident took place on the night of September 27, when he and his father booked a cab from Hennur to Huskur gate.

The cab driver allegedly refused to drop them at their desired destination and instead asked them to get down from the vehicle mid-way. 

Stephen’s post claims that following this, when his father refused to pay the fare, the driver snatched his father’s phone.

“When my dad tried to get the phone back, he (the driver) started to hit my dad who is a diabetic patient. And it ended in a fight where public supported us and that driver even pushed my mom,” reads Stephen’s post.

Although details of the assault are unclear in the post, Stephen also posted photographs of minor injuries his father sustained, along with the name and vehicle number of the said cab driver.

Just a week after Stephen put it on Facebook, his post went viral and was shared more than 4500 times. Meanwhile, the Bengaluru City Police have assured to take necessary action.

Earlier on September 29, The News Minute had reported about a Bengaluru woman’s Facebook post alleging that an Ola driver had forced her to smoke and asked personal questions to her.

Speaking to TNM, the young lawyer had said that she hadn’t filed a police complaint, but the Bengaluru City Police had recorded her statement in view of her Facebook post.

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