A 26-year-old doctor, who booked an Ola cab from Injambakkam on Sunday night, was in for a shock when three men including the driver allegedly tried to sexually assault her inside the cab.
Cab driver Venkatesh (24), a resident of Kottivakkam had picked up the doctor from her residence at Injambakkam and when the cab neared Peace Temple in the same locality, two more persons got in without her permission.
The driver told the doctor, the men were his friends and would get off close by. Few minutes later, the men allegedly molested the woman in the moving car, it is said.
The woman began yelling and the driver started driving faster.
Hearing the doctor’s cry for help and watching the speeding car, a man who was behind the cab chased the cab and blocked its way.
Even as the car stopped, the two persons, later identified as Shakthi and Muthupandi, and residents of Kottivakkam, fled the spot. Venkatesh was apprehended and handed over to police. All three have been arrested and remanded in custody.
A case has been registered and the three have been booked under section 4 of prevention of women harassment act and investigations are on. A statement from Ola said the driver has been blacklisted after the heard about the incident.