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Bengaluru: Uber driver attacks passenger, breaks nose and fingers

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Commuters are having a hard time as the number of crimes committed by the app-based cabs such as Ola and Uber have gone up. Since these are relatively convenient and safer than many forms of public transport, a lot of people in metros prefer travelling by those. However, these names often prove that wrong and there have been a number of instances when riders have been assaulted by drivers.

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In one such incident, a 30-year-old man was reportedly assaulted by an Uber driver in Bengaluru and was left with a broken nose, fractures on two of his fingers and several injuries on his face.

Abir Chandra became the fourth victim to be attacked by an Uber driver in less than a week. Chandra had booked an Uber Pool on July 6 and was returning home to Marathahalli from his office in Jayanagar. He said the driver, identified as Anush R, accepted his booking and was already in a foul mood when he arrived for pick-up. Chandra was reportedly alone in the cab and asked the driver to drive a little faster, but Anush lost his cool and asked the rider to get out of the cab mid-way.

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“In the middle of my trip, the driver told me to get out of the car as there was a lot of traffic on the road. When I refused, he pulled me out and when I pushed him back he punched me and banged his head on my face. I started bleeding from my nose and mouth,” Chandra told the Times of India. “When I tried to defend myself, the driver called other locals and started hitting me again.”

Chandra went on to add that he was left in the middle of the road with severe injuries to his face, fractured fingers and a broken nose and was bleeding profusely.

“I experienced dizziness and vomiting, and a CT scan revealed injuries to my brain channels and blood clots behind my eyes,” he added and said that there could be permanent damage in the future. He also revealed that he had filed a complaint with the police but wasn’t able to follow up as he was still undergoing treatment.

Meanwhile, the police have said that they received complaints from the driver, as well as, the passenger and both have said that they were assaulted. Chandra also complained of the incident to Uber, after which the company said that the driver had been barred and an internal investigation was on.

While Uber has often made headlines for such cases, Ola isn’t far behind. A driver was arrested in Bengaluru, after he is said to have misbehaved with a female rider on July 10 near SBM Circle on KG Road. The victim, said to be a college student and her mother had booked an Ola cab to travel to Malleshwaram.

Commuters are having a hard time as the number of crimes committed by the app-based cabs such as Ola and Uber have gone up. Since these are relatively convenient and safer than many forms of public transport, a lot of people in metros prefer travelling by those. However, these names often prove that wrong and there have been a number of instances when riders have been assaulted by drivers.

In one such incident, a 30-year-old man was reportedly assaulted by an Uber driver in Bengaluru and was left with a broken nose, fractures on two of his fingers and several injuries on his face.

Abir Chandra became the fourth victim to be attacked by an Uber driver in less than a week. Chandra had booked an Uber Pool on July 6 and was returning home to Marathahalli from his office in Jayanagar. He said the driver, identified as Anush R, accepted his booking and was already in a foul mood when he arrived for pick-up. Chandra was reportedly alone in the cab and asked the driver to drive a little faster, but Anush lost his cool and asked the rider to get out of the cab mid-way.

“In the middle of my trip, the driver told me to get out of the car as there was a lot of traffic on the road. When I refused, he pulled me out and when I pushed him back he punched me and banged his head on my face. I started bleeding from my nose and mouth,” Chandra told the Times of India. “When I tried to defend myself, the driver called other locals and started hitting me again.”

Chandra went on to add that he was left in the middle of the road with severe injuries to his face, fractured fingers and a broken nose and was bleeding profusely.

“I experienced dizziness and vomiting, and a CT scan revealed injuries to my brain channels and blood clots behind my eyes,” he added and said that there could be permanent damage in the future. He also revealed that he had filed a complaint with the police but wasn’t able to follow up as he was still undergoing treatment.

Meanwhile, the police have said that they received complaints from the driver, as well as, the passenger and both have said that they were assaulted. Chandra also complained of the incident to Uber, after which the company said that the driver had been barred and an internal investigation was on.

While Uber has often made headlines for such cases, Ola isn’t far behind. A driver was arrested in Bengaluru, after he is said to have misbehaved with a female rider on July 10 near SBM Circle on KG Road. The victim, said to be a college student and her mother had booked an Ola cab to travel to Malleshwaram.

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