It is not the first time when Ola is in news for all the wrong reasons. Well, this time the driver abused the woman and also slapped her for paying the money through E-wallet and not cash. This bizarre incident took place on Tuesday in Kochi when Aveta Thampatty, a Bengaluru resident, booked an Ola cab from Lulu Mall to Panampilly Nagar. It was 8.45 pm that time when the woman booked the cab.
Aveta and the Ola driver had a bad argument due to the payment. The woman said that the Ola driver wanted her to pay Rs. 247 in cash but the woman did not have cash and hence decided to pay with E-wallet.
“The driver wanted the woman to pay Rs 247, the fare in cash. The woman who had money in her e-wallet (Ola money smart card) however didn’t have liquid cash with her.”
The driver did not agree to take the money through E-wallet. The lady then told the driver to contact the company but then the driver started misbehaving. Aveta took on Facebook to narrate the complete incident,
“Well , such a worst experience happened from @olacabs today at kochi _ i was travelling from lulu to panampily nagar. I was asked by this ola guy to pay in cash instead of ola money. Since i already filled by ola wallet and i dint have cash , this guy started accusing me and when i raised my voice , he beaten me on my face. Well kerala is very unsafe to travel. He was showering abusive words on me. Really helpless situation #womensafetyinkerala”
Aveta demanded the driver to end the trip but he denied and abused her in Malayalam. When the woman tried to make a video, he slapped her tightly. The woman soon filed an FIR with police the driver named K B Vinu had been booked under Section 354 of IPC (assault or criminal force against a woman with intent to outrage her modesty). Ola also took necessary action and suspended the driver immediately.