LONDON: An Indian woman has recounted a terrifying experience in which she claims a Bangladeshi Uber driver in London lashed out at her over the Delhi riots whilst she was a passenger in his car.
Uber has confirmed it is investigating the incident after Indian national Kamini, 41, lodged a complaint about the “abuse” she received on Tuesday morning which left her traumatised.
Kamini, originally from Mumbai but in the UK for 10 years, called the Uber in London at 8am to travel with her cousins sister to an embassy appointment.
“He arrived late, then drove off and asked casually where Im from and I said I am from India… Then I asked him, Where you from? and he said: Bangladesh… He then went on a rant, got angry with me, abused me,” Kamini alleged.
“He kept getting angrier and despite me requesting him to stop all conversation with me, he kept accusing, shouting and yelling. Then at one point he got so angry he parked his car in the road and asked me and my cousins sister to get out and travel by train,” she claimed.
“I refused to get out. I told him You have to take us to the destination, otherwise I will call the police. I said, You are being racist and harassing us. After five minutes he calmed down and carried on. I reported it to Uber afterwards. They responded in the evening and asked me for more details. When he was non-stop yelling at us, I was so scared. I said please dont talk about religion like this,” she claimed.
An Uber spokeswoman said: “We are aware of the report and we are currently investigating this incident.”
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