Swastika Dutta, a popular name in the Bengali TV industry, has penned her horrifying experience in Kolkata in a lengthy Facebook post
A leading Bengali TV actress, Swastika Dutta, alleged that she was dragged, threatened and thrown out of her cab by an Uber driver in Kolkata on July 10 morning when she was on her way to shoot.
In a Facebook post, Dutta wrote that her Uber driver cancelled the ride mid-way and then threw her out of the car when she complained. The incident happened in front of Dev Das Restaurant (EM Bypass), Uttar Panchana Gram (VIP Bazar) between 8.15-8.45 am, according to the Facebook post.
The actor wrote: "This actually happened to Me, I was humiliated, I was literally thrown out of the car the reason was I had booked Uber service from my home to my studio (Dassani 2, Rania) exactly at 8.15 am, today, this guy named Jamshed, after picking me up from my location suddenly in the middle of the road cancelled the trip and asked me to get down from the car (SIC)."
"When I refused, he suddenly turned the car to the opposite direction and took me to his locality and started abusing me. He got down from the car, opened the door and literally pulled me out... when I lost my temper and started asking for help he threatened me and called other boys (SIC)," Swastika stated.
Here is her post:
She also shared a photograph of the driver along with his phone number and the number plate of the Uber cab. The driver allegedly told Dutta in Bengali, “ki korbi kor,dekhi ki korte parish (SIC) (Do what you want, let's see what you can do)."
@Iamswastika based on your complaint we are taking necessary action, be rest assured the culprit will not be spared.— Kolkata Police (@KolkataPolice) July 10, 2019
Kolkata Police took to Twitter and informed the actress that they are taking necessary steps. Now the driver has been arrested.
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