A Chennai-based student journalist from the Asian College of Journalism reported an incident on Twitter. An incident that makes women uncomfortable while travelling on public transport Ishita Singh wrote on Twitter stating that the Uber autorickshaw driver sexually assaulted her. As she stepped out of the car, he pressed her right breast.
I’m a student journalist at @ACJIndia, Chennai.
An @Uber Auto driver named Selvam ,sexually assaulted me by pressing my right breast, near Ibis OMR Hotel, when my friend and I returned from East Coast Madras to the hotel.@PoliceTamilnadu pic.twitter.com/jJMhx4zk5j
— Ishita Singh (@IshitaS05978134) September 25, 2022
This incident took place on Sunday night while Ishita was returning to a hotel with her friend. The girl immediately raised an alarm. She screamed and tried to stop the car. However, the driver escaped. The police officials reached the location after 30 minutes. But the girl couldn’t file an FIR because there was no female officer.