Delhi: Woman journalist accuses Uber driver of harassment; shares video
The Delhi Police is looking for an Uber auto driver who allegedly harassed a female journalist during a ride to Malviya Nagar, reported ANI. The incident came to light after Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal issued a notice to Uber India and Delhi Police. Notably, the journalist accused the auto driver of staring at her chest and making her uncomfortable.
Swati Maliwal's Twitter post about the incident
'Was continuously staring at me': Journalist
The journalist told ANI the driver was continuously staring at her breasts in the mirror, which made her move to a different position. However, the staring did not stop. The journalist then opened the Uber app but could not file a complaint due to technical issues. She later tweeted about the incident, after which DCW swung into action.
Video shared by the journalist
Delhi Police registered case against the accused
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has registered an FIR against the Uber driver under Section 509 of the IPC (word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and initiated an investigation into the incident. "Efforts to trace and nab the accused are going on," the officials told ANI.