Bengali TV Actress Says Thrown Out of Cab, Threatened; Driver Held

Bengali television actress Swastika Dutta has alleged that she was "thrown out" out of a cab, being operated by an online aggregator, and threatened by its driver in Kolkata on Wednesday, 10 July.

Narrating her ordeal in a Facebook post, Dutta, said the driver, Jamshed, cancelled her trip mid-way and asked her to get out of the car.

Dutta said she was on her way to a studio in south Kolkata's Rania for a shoot.

In her Facebook post, Dutta shared a screenshot of her booking, photograph of the driver, his phone number and the number plate of the cab.

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Posted by Swastika Dutta on  Tuesday, July 9, 2019

"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," the post read.

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Further, the actress claimed that when she refused to get out of the cab, the driver took her to "his locality" and abused her.

“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,” she wrote in the Facebook post.

Dutta alleged the driver threatened her in Bengali, saying, "Do what you want, let's see what you can do.”

The encounter took place in front of a restaurant near the busy EM bypass in Kolkata. The driver, meanwhile, has been arrested by the police, ANI reported.

(With inputs from ANI)

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