Delhi Woman ends rape accusation lawsuit against Uber

|September 2, 2015 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: An Indian woman who sued Uber after accusing one of its drivers of raping her in New Delhi has voluntarily ended her lawsuit against the company, according to a court filing on Tuesday.

The passenger, who reported being raped and beaten after hailing a ride with the Uber driver in Delhi last year, sued the online car service in a US federal court in January, claiming the company failed to maintain basic safety procedures, according to a report in Hindustan Times .

In the lawsuit, the woman, who resides in Delhi and was not named, called Uber the “modern day equivalent of electronic hitchhiking.”

“Buyer beware – we all know how those horror movies end,” the lawsuit stated.

The court filing did not disclose any details on how the case was settled, and representatives for Uber and the woman declined to comment, Reuters reported.

Meanwhile, Uber, valued at around $50 billion this year, has said it would introduce additional safety measures including more stringent driver checks and an in-app emergency button.

It must be recalled that the Uber driver was arrested by Indian police and appeared in court in December. Uber’s Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick at the time called the incident horrific and pledged to help bring this perpetrator to justice.

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