Jaipur: Ola cab driver held for ‘molesting’ Finnish woman

The driver, Suryadeep Poddar, 25, allegedly molested the 24-year-old woman Thursday night on the way to her PG accommodation.

By: Express News Service | Jaipur | Updated: September 5, 2015 3:20:03 am

An OLA cab driver was arrested Friday after a Finnish woman, interning at a private firm here, accused him of molesting her.

The driver, Suryadeep Poddar, 25, allegedly molested the 24-year-old woman Thursday night on the way to her PG accommodation.

According to her statement, Poddar tried to kiss her while she was paying the fare. On Friday morning, he allegedly sent text messages to the woman, following which she reported the matter to police.

“While the messages were not indecent, the molestation charges appear correct prima facie,” Jaipur DCP Kailash Bishnoi said.

The driver, a resident of Purnea in Bihar, has been booked under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and various sub-clauses.

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