Guwahati Uber Driver Allegedly Beats and Tries to Run Journo Over, Arrested

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Published: May 28,2022 08:24 PM
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An Uber cab driver was today arrested by the Assam police for allegedly assaulting a man and trying to ram him with his car over a dispute regarding the payment method for a trip

May 28, 2022: An Uber cab driver was today arrested by the Assam police for allegedly assaulting a man and trying to ram him with his car over a dispute regarding the payment method for a trip. Two journalists - Mohd Abuzar Choudhary and Nikita Jain - said the incident happened while they were travelling in an Uber cab this morning.



Their default payment mode on the app was set to online, they said, and alleged that the driver demanded cash instead and got aggressive when told it wasn't possible to change the payment method once the trip starts. Jain has further alleged that the driver beat up her colleague with a rod and tried to run him over with his car when they said they would file a complaint. She also accused the driver of calling them "Bangladeshi".



"We had booked an Uber for Kamakhya in #Guwahati. The online was payment but he wanted cash. He then got aggressive and beat @MohdAbuzarCh with a rod. When we said we will file a complaint he tried to run over my colleague with his car. He also called us Bangladeshi @assampolice," she tweeted along with a picture of the driver.