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    Netizens Outraged as Indian Woman Claims Uber Cab Driver Slut-shamed Her

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): A woman from the Indian city of Bengaluru got a strong response on social media after describing her harrowing cab experience and how Uber customer care failed to come to her rescue.

    The woman alleged that her cab driver gave a lecture on morality while slut-shaming her, telling her what should and should not be done by women. She said the driver even threatened to tear apart her dress if she did not immediately get out of his cab despite it being almost midnight.

    The woman was even more upset when the Uber customer care failed to help her out.

    Aparna Balachander took to Twitter to narrate her ordeal, calling it a “traumatising” experience.

    Balachander had hired the Uber after dinner with colleagues on 4 August but said she was stunned to find her cab driver starting to act as if he was the morality police.

    Social media users were outraged by the incident and slammed Uber for its poor treatment of a single woman alone at night.

    Other disgruntled passengers shared their own negative experiences with Uber.

    Others slammed the company for calling the driver after the customer asked Uber for help through the safety button on its app.

    Indian stand-up comedian, Kaneez Surka, came out in support of the woman and demanded the driver be dismissed.

    Uber tweeted its concern over the incident but no action has been taken yet against the driver.

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