The technology has always been said to be the best friend of human beings as with the help of new technology people get their life’s easy. Who knew, that one day technology will shame us. Yes, this time technology led to rape. It’s again a shocking news from New Delhi. The Uber Driver raped the Delhi passenger and threatened her not to tell anyone. The accused is a 27-year old finance executive. This incident happened on December, 5th around. The woman left her Office around 7PM and goes to a pub at Cyber Hub along with her friends.
The accused came to an another pub in Vasant Kunj at 9PM and then she booked the cab around 10PM to get herself to home and she booked the cab with the help of the Uber application.
The cab came at 10:20PM and after then she left the place and the cab headed towards Inderlok where she resides. The woman was drunked and she felt asleep and when shw woke up she found the cab drive along with her on the rear seat of teh cab who was molesting her. She tried to call for help and seen around that the cab is parked in a secluded area. She screamed but he threatned here and after then the incident took place.
The cab left her to Inderlok home around 1AM and when, she tried to message to her friend regarding this the message was sent to the cab driver and she was threatened to risk her life. After then, she called police and Uber was asked. At this moment, the driver is unreachable as he has deleted the Uber application from the phone. The car has been placed from Mathura and ploice is still investigating.
The social networking website Twitter is already filled with anger and people demanding the rapist to be hanged. Uber just responded this:
DECEMBER 7, 2014
This is an abhorrent crime. Our thoughts remain with the victim who has shown tremendous courage under the circumstances.
Upon being notified of this incident, our team immediately provided the local authorities with all relevant details, including:
- driver (name, age, photo, complete driver’s license details, bank verified address)
- vehicle (license, registration, insurance, state-issued driver permit)
- trip details (trip data, route, pick-up & drop-off location)
Safety is our #1 priority and in India, Uber exclusively partners with registered for-hire drivers who have undergone the commercial licensing process, hold government issued IDs, state-issued permits, and carry full commercial insurance. Uber also has a GPS trace and record of all trips that occur on the platform – information that has been shared with the authorities. We will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement officials in their investigation to bring this crime to justice.
We will also work with the community, with government and the technology industry to find more ways to promote safety in transportation, particularly for women – both here in Delhi and throughout India.