A woman Ola cab driver was found in her cab with severe burn wounds earlier this week at an underpass on NH24, Indirapuram. She succumbed to her injuries on June 28, reported HT.
The family has alleged that it was not an accident, but a murder.
What does the family suspect?
The victim Renu Chaudhary's parents suspect that she was murdered by a relative who resides in Noida.
Beena, her mother said, “The man had been troubling Renu for the last couple of weeks. A fortnight ago, he snatched her mobile phone away in a market in Sahibabad. When my husband and our neighbour tried to catch hold of him, he said he would return the phone only if she comes to his house in Noida, before fleeing.”
She added that on the day of the incident, Renu was repeatedly contacted by him. “When she left home around 10 pm, we got two calls. While one was from an unknown number, the other one was from Renu’s own mobile phone. In the first call, the man on the phone said that Renu was near Pari Chowk. In the second call, from Renu’s mobile number, the caller told the family that she was admitted to Fortis Hospital in Noida.”
Anil Kumar Shai, SHO OF Noida Sector 39 police station, said the family had visited them as the suspect is from Chhalera, Noida.
The matter has been referred to the Ghaziabad police after primary investigations were conducted by Noida Sector 38 Police Station.
SSP Vaibhav Krishna, Ghaziabad, has ordered the team to investigate and collect evidence regarding the matter.
Results from Primary Probe
Ashok Kumar, sub-inspector, Noida Sector 58 police station, had conducted the preliminary investigations. After being informed about the incident, he went to meet the victim in the hospital.
Kumar said, "I met the person the woman’s family is alleging to be the murderer. He told us that the woman tried immolating herself in her car near the underpass. He also claimed that he broke the window of the car, pulled the woman out and rushed her to the hospital."
The 25-year-old Ola female cab driver had reportedly been inactive for the last three months. It is also surprising that no booking was made from the Ola App on the night the incident occurred.