Bengaluru: Model Claims Rapido Driver ‘Groped’ Her, Police Finds A Twist

A 21-year-old woman has filed a police complaint against bike-taxi service aggregator Rapido and one of its drivers, saying he “misbehaved with her” during a ride over two weeks ago.

The full story

The 21-year-old woman, who works as a dubbing artiste in Jakkur, had filed a complaint at Hennur Police Station against bike-taxi aggregator Rapido and one of its riders alleging that he had “touched her inappropriately and misbehaved with her”.


Based on the complaint, the police booked a case under Section 354(A) (sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code against the driver Manjunath Thippeswamy, 25. The FIR copy also mentions the vehicle number of the accused.

Meanwhile, the case saw a surprising turn, when the police officials claimed that the ride was canceled and the driver did not even arrive at the spot where the victim was present.

The police investigation

An officer from the Hennur police station, where the complaint was lodged, said the complaint was “concocted”.


“She did not travel in the mentioned vehicle. The ride was canceled. We have verified the trip history. The ride that she is talking about did not take place,” the officer told DH.

The officer said that the woman had “issues” with Rapido and said that the complaint was filed “with malicious intent”.

“She wasted our time. We will take appropriate action to make sure she doesn’t file such complaints in the future,” the officer said.


According to the officer, the matter would be brought to the notice of the higher-ups for necessary further action.