On June 18, 2019, Ushoshi Sengupta, the Miss India 2010 Winner, was harassed after 7 men decided to stop the Uber taxi that she was in and started to threaten the Uber Driver.
Sengupta managed to take a video of the men who were thrashing the vehicle of the driver and were telling him to come out of the cab.
Last night 18th June 2019 at around 11:40 pm I took an uber from JW Marriott kolkata to go back home after finishing…
The police have arrested the 7 men after looking at the video of Ms. Sengupta and by gathering video clips from CCTV’s that were present in the area.
The incident happened on June 18 when Ushoshi was going back to her house from a 5-star hotel with a colleague.
Ushoshi says 7 men who were riding motorcycles stopped the Uber taxi and assaulted the driver. She said the incident happened on 11:40 pm.
Ushoshi Sengupta shared the Incident on her personal Facebook account, she said, “Last night 18th June 2019 at around 11:40 pm I took an uber from JW Marriott kolkata to go back home after finishing work, since I work with the Media and Entertainment industry working late hours is necessary in my job profile.
“I was accompanied by my colleague. We were taking a left turn from the exide crossing towards Elgin while few boys in a bike (without a helmet) came and hit the uber. To which they stopped the bike and started yelling at the driver. In a fraction of second, there were 15 boys and they all started banging the car window and dragging the driver out.
“They dragged the driver and started beating him up. This is when I stepped out and started shouting taking a video of the incident (attached below).
She added, “I ran across the street to Maidan Police station, I saw an officer standing and I requested him to come with me, he told me that this is not under them but under the jurisdiction of Bhawanipore Police station. This is when I broke down I begged them to come or else the boys would have killed the driver. The officers came and held the boys saying why they are creating a nuisance. The boys pushed the police officers and ran away. After everything was over two officers from Bhawanipore police station came, by then it was 12 am. I requested the driver to drop me and my colleague home and decided to take it up with the police station tomorrow morning.
Ushoshi also said that the boys followed her and her colleague’s house. They allegedly threw stones and broke the car.
Ushoshi added that the boys dragged her out of the car and tried to break her phone and tried to delete the video that she took.
According to Ushoshi, a police officer at the Charu market Police Station filed her complaint about the incident but did not take the complaint of the Uber driver “2 FIR’s can’t be taken for the same complaint”.
The Kolkata police said seven of the youths have been arrested.
The police have identified them as Rohit, Fardin Khan, Sabir Ali, Gani, Imran Ali, Wasim, and Atif Khan.