Two Students Were Robbed And Assaulted After Their Uber Driver Dumped Them By The Roadside
What was the driver's side of the story? Uber stands by while police investigate robbery and students' claims
Update: In a brief interview with Uber regarding the incident, a representative from the ride-sharing company told SAYS that the driver involved has a high rating and a good track record. They have also reached out to the driver for his side of the story.
In an official statement, Uber says, "The issue was initially brought to our attention directly through our in-app 24/7 feedback system. We take this incident seriously and have reached out to rider and his friend to check on their well-being. We have also removed the driver-partner’s access to the app pending further investigations, and stand ready to help the police with any information needed."
6 JUNE: Two college students were allegedly robbed and assaulted by two men on motorcycle after they were dumped by their Uber driver
A woman, believed to be the mother of one of the victims, took to Facebook to share the incident.
The post, dated 4 June, has since gone viral, with over 2,000 shares.
The two private college students, both 24, had finished clubbing at a nightclub in the city at around 3.30am on 4 June, Sunday and requested for a Uber ride to Cheras Perdana.
Instead of dropping them home, the driver allegedly snatched one of their mobile phones and changed the destination to Taman Murni Batu 9, which was not the original destination
The students were then approached by two men on a motorcycle, who offered to give them a lift. Instead, the students were taken to a secluded spot where they were allegedly assaulted and robbed of their belongings.
They lost their mobile phones, watch, car key, and cash.
The two students managed to find their way home and were taken to the hospital where they received stitches for their injuries.
A report has been lodged and police are currently tracking down the suspects
Bernama and NST have confirmed that the authorities are looking into the case.
“Police are in the midst of tracking down the men involved,” said Kajang police chief Assistant Commissioner Othman Nanyan as quoted by NST.
The case is being investigated under Section 394 of the Penal Code for causing hurt in committing robbery.
Meanwhile, a netizen noted that the Uber driver has also lodged a police report
While others said the Uber driver might've dropped the two students because they were intoxicated
Uber has been in the limelight for the wrong reasons as of late. Most recently, a woman suffered a miscarriage after she was robbed at knifepoint by her driver: