An Uber cab driver in Hyderabad lodged a police complaint on Friday after he alleged that he was beaten up for refusing to ferry a patient and was hit on the head with a stone.
The Times of India reported:
When driver D Srinivas, refused to allow a patient to board a cab, enraged relatives of the patient abused him, grievously injured him and even damaged the windscreens of his car. The driver managed to flee from the spot, dialled 100 and hid for a while before he was rescued by cops...The incident brings to fore the absence of safety measures for drivers who are lured into becoming cab drivers `as partners' but have no safety coverage.
"Srinivas informed the customer that Uber cabs are not allowed to transport patients as they do not have in-built equipment for patients. But the patient started screaming in pain and he was rushed back to the hospital for first aid.Then a woman boarded the car but had to get down since the booking got cancelled by then," TOI quoted B Venkatesh Goud, president Telangana Cabs Drivers and Owners Association as saying.
The police have registered a case and an investigation is underway.